Denis Douglin Makes Main Events Debut Nov. 3
Veteran super middleweight Denis Douglin is now approaching
his career with new enthusiasm following a solid decision
victory in August over the previously undefeated Vaughn
Alexander. Douglin (21-6, 13 KOs) is newly signed with Main
Events, with a bout scheduled on November 3 at The Aviator
in his hometown of Brookyn, New York.
Douglin says he's approaching every fight now as "do or
die," and won't tolerate a single loss. "I'm confident the
way I'm training. I've been written off by a lot of people.
I have a daughter (Ariah, age one and a half). I need to
make sure she's fine. I'm dedicating everything to this last
run," said Douglin, starting with his November 3 matchup.
"My daughter made me relook at boxing as my way to make sure
her life is the way it should be," said Douglin. Ariah goes
with her daddy to the gym every day. "She's starting now to
get the concept, she mimics me. She hits the bag, she does
But Douglin still finds the joy in his work. "I go into the
ring and have fun," said Douglin. "When I have fun and I'm
in shape, I'm going to win. A lot of my losses came from me
not taking things seriously ... Nobody has beaten a 100
percent 'Momma's Boy.' I feel the hunger."
"Anybody I lost to, I'd love to fight again. (George)
Groves, (Anthony) Dirrell, David Benavidez. I think super
middleweight is very open," said Douglin.
Douglin says he's thrilled to be working with Main Events.
"I fought my third professional fight on a Main Events
card," recalls Douglin. "I've always had a good relationship
with Kathy (Duva) and Jolene (Mizzone). I have nothing but
respect for hard working women. My mom is one of the hardest
working women I know.
"Women in boxing have tenacity, intensity, especially in a
male dominated sport. They go the extra mile because they
have something to prove," said Douglin.
Douglin is trained by his mother Saphya Douglin, herself a
former boxer. "My mom made me work harder than everyone else
... Women go a lot harder than men and get half the
recognition," said Douglin.
While Douglin's father took a back seat to his training in
the ring, he showed him how to be a good man outside the
ring. "I learned so much from my dad. He showed me you can
be a manly man and still take on a lot of the 'women's
jobs," said Douglin, as his father ran the household while
his mother took him to the gym. "That showed me so much in a
Douglin is especially enthusiastic about the opportunity to
fight on a live streaming platform like Facebook Watch. "I
love it. I love this is the way the world is going now ...
We're going to make some noise."