Antoine Douglas vs. Emmanuel Medina on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on January 25th
This Friday night from the Turning Point Resort & Casino in Verona, NY, as part of ESPN’s acclaimed series Friday Night Fights, middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas will look to continue his early dominance inside the ring and earn his fourth consecutive victory to begin his young career as he goes to battle against Emmanuel Medina (2-2-1, 2 KO).
Douglas (3-0, 3 KO) made his pro debut last October, and through his first three fights he hasn’t allowed an opponent to go this distance; twice stopping them in the first round.
As an amateur Douglas fought regularly, having over 120 bouts, and was a National PAL Champion, 2009 Jr. Olympic Champion and a Ringside World Champion.
Training with his uncle K—who is both his trainer and adviser—in Virginia, the up-and-coming middleweight is excited to get back between the ropes and go to work. Douglas is managed by William Mielnicki, and has recently signed with GH3 Promotions and Vito Mielnicki—partner of Greg Cohen CGP Promotions.
Friday night he is a swing fight on Friday Night Fights, meaning he may have a chance to make his television debut and really show the boxing world what he brings to the table.
“When I go out there, I want to use my jab to set the pace of the fight and to set up my right,” said Douglas. “Medina is a southpaw, so we can use our straight right to beat them, and I will look to use my footwork to set it up.”
Despite only fighting six rounds in his first three fights, Douglas has displayed slickness and maturity, which is attributed to his extensive career as an amateur. And the 20-year-old knows that he can end the fight at any time with his heavy hands.
“I go out looking for the knockout every time I step into the ring,” said Douglas. “This Friday night I don’t expect the fight going past the second round.”
In addition to his boxing skills and power, Douglas feels one of his greatest strengths inside the ring is his will, and his ability to out will his opponents.
“Going forward in 2013, I want to stay active and fight consistently,” said Douglas, who will be making his fourth ring appearance in three months. He is also scheduled to fight February 2013, so his experience will continue to grow each time he laces up the leather.
The action begins this Friday night on ESPN at 9 p.m. live from the Turning Point Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.
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Tonight on “The Pugilist KOrner”: Carlos Molina, Johnathon Banks, Hector Camacho Jr, and Fernando Guerrero
Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present perennial Junior Middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina, Heavyweight contender Johnathon Banks, Junior Middleweight fight veteran Hector “Macho” Camacho Jr, and WBO Middleweight title challenger Fernando Guerrero.
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“The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to welcome back the always formidable Junior Middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs). The top ten ranked 154 pound fighter will discuss his upcoming bout against former world champion Cory Spinks, which has been slated to take place on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”, February 1st, in Molina’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
Making his very special debut to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be Heavyweight contender Mr. Johnathon Banks (29-1-1, 19 KOs). The hard punching 30 year old will discuss his very important rematch with prospect Seth Mitchell on February 16th, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The astute fighter will also talk about his recent stint as a fellow Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko’s chief second.
“The Pugilist KOrner” is also honored to welcome back Junior Middleweight fight veteran “Machito” Hector Camacho Jr. (54-5-1, 29 KOs). The experienced 34 year old pugilist will be taking on Dmitriy Salita at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on February 9th, and will be discussing his future in the sport of boxing, as well as the implications stemming from the highly anticipated “Battle of the Boroughs”.
Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be WBO Middleweight title challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-1. 19 KOs). The Salisbury, Maryland, resident will discuss his championship opportunity against the reigning WBO title holder, “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin on February 9th. The promising young fighter will also discuss the landscape of the packed 160 pound weight division and its current title holders.
Tonight’s show will be hosted by Radio commentator James King with Boxing writer and announcer Joseph Herron.
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