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Duncan Dalnajeneso Danagogo Dokiwari (born October 15, 1973 in Port Harcourt) is a retired Nigerian boxer. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he won a Men's Super Heavyweight bronze medal, together with Aleksei Lezin of Russia.

Background

Dokiwari is a descendant of the Kalabari people of the Niger Delta of Rivers State, Nigeria. He is a son of the Horsfall and David-West group of houses in Buguma, in the Asaritoru Local Government Area of Rivers State. Dokiwari is the fifth of eight children raised by their mother and grandmother. As a child Dokiwari played different sports ranging from track and fields, soccer, badminton, powerlifting, to volleyball which has been evident in his agility and strength as a boxer. The young Dokiwari obtained his primary education at Port Harcout Primary School in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. On a successful completion of his primary education, Dokiwari attended Akpor Grammar School Ozuoba, where he completed his secondary education. Duncan Dokiwari graduated with degrees in criminal justice and Advertising from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the summer of 2008. Dokiwari is an avid reader whose reading interest include philosophy, history, English literature, law and justice, as well as religious literature.

Amateur career

Dokiwari came out of the same Nigerian amateur boxing program that produced the likes of Peter Konyegwache, David Izon, Richard Igbeneghu, Ike Ibeabuchi, and Friday Ahunanya. As a boxer Dokiwari was a late comer to the sport. He did not lace a pair of gloves until months after his eighteenth birthday. Within a span of 5 years from 1991 through 1996 Dokiwari rose from a virtually unknown in Nigerian boxing circle to become the country's foremost amateur boxing star. Dokiwari won the prestigious Eagle Belt champion of champions title consecutively between 1994 and 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. Between 1993 through 1996 Duncan was Nigerian super heavyweight champion. In 1994, Dokiwari won the gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada. A year later he defeated the Cubans in Cuba by winning the gold medal at the Guama Cup International Boxing Championships. Also in 1995, he was proclaimed the African Boxer of the Year after winning the title at the African Games in Harare, Zimbabwe, where he knocked out all his opponents in the first round.

Professional career

Dokiwari's boxing career has been plagued with disputes with promoters and managers since turning professional in July 1997. Dokiwari's boxing skill has been honed by reputable trainer such as Eddie Futch, Thell Torrence, and Mike McCallum. Duncan dropped a decision to Fres Oquendo early in his career, and after running off 10 consecutive victories, dropped a unanimous decision to Dominick Guinn. A year after the loss to Guinn, Dokiwari was stunningly TKO'd in the first by unknown Stacy Frazier. Despite the loss, he continued his boxing career recording impressive wins against tough opposition. In December 2006 Dokiwari won the WBC USNBC Heavyweight title with an impressive 4th-round knockout of strong and durable Wllie Palms in Laughlin, Nevada. With the victory Dokiwari became the first man to stop Palms. Speculations about Dokiwari's retirement has been greatly exaggerated. Dokiwari has been diligently practicing in anticipation of a return to the ring in the fall. Outside the ring Dokiwari was also featured in the motion picture "Undisputed" with Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames.

Professional boxing record

25 Wins (22 knockouts, 3 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 10-4-1 United States Willie Palms TKO 4 01/12/2006 United States Avi Resort & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada WBC USNBC Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the fourth round.
Win 8-11-2 United States Kerry Biles KO 2 08/10/2006 United States Marriott Arena, Junction City, Kansas Biles knocked out at 3:00 of the second round.
Win 5-6-2 United States Patrick Smith KO 2 26/08/2006 United States Junction City Convention Center, Junction City, Kansas Smith knocked out at 2:33 of the second round.
Loss 12-3 United States Stacy Frazier TKO 1 02/10/2004 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:55 of the first round.
Loss 22-0 United States Dominick Guinn UD 10 27/09/2003 United States HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York 93-97, 92-98, 93-97.
Win 15-7-2 United States Carlton Johnson TKO 3 26/04/2003 United States Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the third round.
Win 30-5-2 United States Andy Sample TKO 1 07/11/2002 United States Centennial Garden, Bakersfield, California Referee stopped the bout at 2:22 of the first round.
Win 8-2 United States Tali Kulihaapai TKO 1 16/10/2002 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the first round.
Win 27-9-1 Venezuela Armando "Angel" Rodriguez TKO 2 26/09/2002 United States Compaq Center, San Jose, California Referee stopped the bout at 1:01 of the second round.
Win 21-21-5 United States David Vedder UD 8 08/08/2002 United States Centennial Garden, Bakersfield, California 78-74, 78-74, 79-73.
Win 17-42 United States Tim Knight KO 5 20/07/2002 United States Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Knight knocked out at 1:26 of the fifth round.
Win 33-25-3 United States Mike Sedillo KO 2 27/06/2002 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California Sedillo knocked out at 0:44 of the second round.
Win 7-3-3 Mexico Agustin Corpus UD 6 23/10/1999 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
Win 11-12-2 United States Matthew Brooks TKO 1 25/07/1999 United States Harrah's Casino, Kansas City, Missouri Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the first round.
Win 6-8-2 Sudan Clement Hassan TKO 1 03/04/1999 United States The New Frontier, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the first round.
Loss 10-0 United States Fres Oquendo UD 6 16/01/1999 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada 54-59, 55-58, 55-58.
Win 6-12-2 Puerto Rico Miguel Otero Ocasio UD 4 03/12/1998 United States Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi 40-36, 40-35, 40-35.
Win 6-2 Jamaica Rowyan Wallace TKO 1 23/10/1998 United States Trump Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 1:27 of the first round.
Win 3-2 United States Otis Tisdale KO 1 19/05/1998 United States Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas Tisdale knocked out at 2:08 of the first round.
Win 2-4 United States Larry Cureton KO 1 17/04/1998 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 3-0 Puerto Rico Joseph Kenneth Reyes TKO 1 31/01/1998 United States Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 4-3 United States Mike Middleton TKO 1 18/11/1997 United States Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland Referee stopped the bout at 2:37 of the first round.
Win 6-0 United States Doug Phillips TKO 1 03/10/1997 United States The Tropicana, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 1:05 of the first round.
Win 3-1 United States Derrick Edwards KO 1 12/09/1997 United States Pikesville Armory, Pikesville, Maryland Edwards knocked out at 1:02 of the first round.
Win 2-0-1 United States Jesse Shaw KO 1 23/08/1997 United States Wild Wild West Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 2-3 United States Donnell Cummings TKO 1 09/08/1997 United States South Padre Island, Texas Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the first round.
Win -- United States Shidevin Brown TKO 2 20/07/1997 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
Win 2-2 United States Stanley Wooten KO 1 05/07/1997 United States MARK of the Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois Wooten knocked out at 2:59 of the first round.

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