On Friday, January 25, two local boxers will get some national TV exposure fighting in the same state. BATB has already told you about Baltimore junior welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor's appearance on Showtime's ShoBox against Raymond "Tito" Serrano at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY.
Now comes word that undefeated Burke, VA middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas will open the ESPN2 Friday Night Fights telecast this Friday in a four-round contest against Emmanuel Medina of Quincy, MA taking place 4 1/2 hours upstate from Taylor's contest at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
Douglas (3-0, three KO's) will be competing in his second bout this month, scoring a first-round knockout over Stanley Harvey on January 10 in Woodhaven, NY. Medina (2-2-1, two KO's) is coming off a four-round majority decision loss to Dario Soccia on November 15 in Franklin Square, NY.