World Boxing Association officials are expected to meet today to hear a recommendation by a WBA supervisor for a rematch of the Mike Weaver-Michael Dokes heavyweight title fight.
Nick Kerasiotif, the WBA supervisor for the bout, said he would recommend to WBA President Gilberto Mendoza that another fight be ordered because of the controversial decision by referee Joey Curtis to stop the bout in the first round and declare Dokes the winner.
"I think the best thing possible is we have another fight . . ," Kerasiotif said. "I think they will see the advantage of a rematch." Kerasiotif said he would meet with Mendoza in Gary, Ind., where the WBA executive is for Wednesday's junior heavyweight title fight between Young Joe Louis and Ossie Ocasio. He said he expects a decision within two to four weeks . . .
Heavyweight Gerry Cooney, stopped in the 13th round by World Boxing Council titleholder Larry Holmes six months ago, sent a telegram to the undefeated champion challenging him to a four-round bout next week. "Let's get it on," read the telegram. "I'm doing a four-round exhibition at Gilley's nightclub in Pasadena, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 14 for the benefit of Toys for Tots.
"Since our fight, you've been talking and talking and talking. I hereby challenge you to be man enough to meet me in the ring on Dec. 14. If you're still standing after four rounds, I will personally donate $10,000 to this worthy cause. I anxiously await your answer. Sincerely, Gerry Cooney."
Holmes could not be reached for comment.