In the co-main event on Saturday, November 3 from The Aviator in Brooklyn, NY, Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (21-6, 13 KOs) of Brooklyn made his hometown fans happy with a TKO win at 2:53 of Round 6 over tough veteran Saul Roman of Culiacan, Mexico (43-13, 35 KOs).
The super middleweight delivered a high volume of power shots, including an impressive barrage of body shots which made all the difference throughout a rough and tumble fight.
Douglin was the far busier man, landing 246 of 783 punches in six rounds (31 percent connect rate) against just 87 of 458 punches (19 percent) for Roman. Douglin dropped Roman four times over the course of the fight, and twice in the sixth round to the body to get the win.
“I give myself a C-plus,” said Douglin of the win. “I got the win, that’s the most important thing. I’ll be back in the gym on Monday. I was looking for the knockout too much. I should have sat back and boxed But we are really happy we got the win, we got the knockout.” Douglin’s trainer, his mother Saphya, gave him a C. “When he listens, the results begin,” she said.
“I just have fun in here, this is so much fun to me. Boxing‘s my job, but I love it. It’s a great passion for me. I’m in the ring having fun, I can hear everybody,” said Douglin.
When asked about being trained by his mother, Douglin said “You have someone in your corner that truly cares about you, it makes a world of difference. Not everyone can do this, it’s very special,” as Douglin thanked her with a hug and kiss.
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