ANTOINE DOUGLAS WINS AND BOOKS NEXT FIGHT
Antoine Douglas TKO5 Pablo Munguia... Middleweight Antoine Douglas (20-1-1) returned to action after a year layoff by stopping Pablo Munguia (21-12) in the fifth round in Charenton, Louisiana over the weekend. Douglas of Washington, D.C. was making his first start since a [very punishing] March 2016 loss to Avtandil Khurtsidze. "This was a good way to comeback for Antoine," said his promoter Vito Mielnicki. Douglas will be back in on action on March 27th, in the Dominican Republic, when he takes on Eduardo Mercedes (32-16, 27 KO's).
Mielnicki continued, "We wanted to bring him back in March. Antoine has been fighting regularly since he was 11 years-old, so the layoff was needed and good. We moved him fast as he fought 21 times in 4 years. It was the first time that he was able to take a step back. Despite what happened in his fight with Khurtzsidze, we still believe is a future world champion. The fight with Khurtsidze was a learning experience for all of us, from he fighter to the trainers to me the promoter. This whole thing should be about Antoine Douglas and no one else. He is still just 24 years old and his best boxing is ahead of him. We will have him in a few more of these learning fights, and then look for him to be back knocking on a big fight by August."
"We have a good team around him with his trainers Dennis Porter, Kevin Smalls and Kay Koroma. We just added Joseph Karoma as the strength and conditioning coach."
"I want to thank Greg Cohen for help getting us on the card in Louisiana." source: GH3 Promotions