(Interview conducted in 2007)
“I was blessed to have a boxing career and thanks for the opportunity to discuss it after all these years”. – Doug Dewitt
If there was ever a true New York accent, former WBO Middleweight Champion Doug “The Cobra” Dewitt had it while we discussed his stellar boxing career. Throughout our conversation, Dewitt, sharp as a tack, reeled off information about his career with relative ease. The highlight of which, was clearly his winning the first ever WBO Middleweight Championship on April 18, 1989 against Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s half-brother, Robbie Sims, via a 12 round decision.
Dewitt, still living in New York and retired now for almost 18 years, is still involved with boxing through a personal training business and his passion is very strong for it to continue to succeed.