History | Apr 04 2019

My Night: When Razor Ruddock invented ‘The Smash’ and wrecked Michael Dokes

Razor Ruddock describes how he scored one of the most brutal knockouts in heavyweight history
Razor Ruddock

THE best night of my boxing career, I’d definitely have to say it was when I arrived on the big stage, when I showed the world what I can do. I fought a great former world champion in Michael Dokes and not too many people were giving me much of a chance going into the fight. I was the underdog, no question.

People thought he’d be too crafty and too knowledgeable for me, and Dokes had trained hard and was in great shape that night. At that time in my career, they all thought they’d beat me – until they actually got in the ring with me and felt my power and my speed. But that was the fight where I unleashed “The Smash” to the world for the very first time [Ruddock’s hybrid left hook/uppercut].

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