Michael Dokes

 

 

Age: 54

 

Summary: former heavyweight champion at the 1982 World Boxing Association event whose admitted problem with cocaine caused him to lose the title only nine months later, but who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2000 after pleading guilty to attempted murder, second-degree kidnapping, and intent to commit sexual assault against his girlfriend.

 

 

Cause of Death: Liver cancer

 

Born: August 10, 1958

 

Died: August 11, 2012

 

Location: Akron, Ohio