Duncan DaInajeneso Danagogo Dokiwari (born October 15, 1972 in Port Harcourt) is a Nigerian boxer. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he won a Men's Super Heavyweight bronze medal, together with Aleksey Lezin of Russia.
Dokiwari hails from the ancient Ijaw town of Buguma located in the niger Delta area of Nigeria. He is fifth in a family of eight. Dokiwari and his siblings were raised by their mother and grandmother. The young Dokiwari obtained his primary education at Port Harcourt Primary School in Port Harcourt. On graduating primary school he attended Akpor Grammar School Ozuoba in Port Harcourt where he received his high school education. Dokiwari is a senior at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he hopes to graduate in Summer 2008 with degrees in advertising and criminal justice.
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.
- Gold Medalist at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia. Results were:
- Represented Nigeria as a Super Heavyweight at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Results were:
Dokiwari has had limited success in his pro career. He 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 will continue on as he signed a contract with Starr Promotion in August 2006. Duncan will reportedly be fighting on an August 26th card in Junction City, Kansas.