Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two Beltway Boxers Get National TV Exposure January 25!

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.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why havent Douglas received a signing yet but Ballard did. Didnt Douglas Beat Ballard a few times? Anyway, Douglas have been doing well.

Anonymous said...

Bet he can't beat him now! Besides Ballard won numerous open national tournaments and Doulas has yet to win one before leaving his uncle and signing with Kay in Va.

Anonymous said...

Why would Douglas leave his uncle to sign with Kay? Wonder how much the kid was paid for that mistake. Kay was a great gym fighter ill love to see if Douglas fights any different. Good luck!

Sign
Dmv boxing fan

Gary Digital Williams said...

Douglas IS with a promoter. Douglas is with Greg Cohen Promotions, which is based in New York.

Gary Digital Williams said...

Cohen also handles Austin Trout, James Toney as well as Beltway Boxers Hasim Rahman and Maurice Byarm, among others.

Anonymous said...

Kay koroma is Douglas manager ?

Anonymous said...

Cohen is a snake

Anonymous said...

Taylor should win by ko

Anonymous said...

Douglas and Ballard are two up and coming fighters from the same area so we should support them both. The two of them are friends. Much success to the young men!

Anonymous said...

Douglas should not have left his uncle. Kay is a clown and don't know sh*t about boxing. (In my Roger Mayweather voice) Lol

Anonymous said...

Fighters leave trainers everyday

Anonymous said...

Greg Cohen is a money hungry cow look at what he did to freight train etc, I wouldnt let none of my fighters sign to that bi**h if he was the last promter left. Things may seem to be going well now but cross ya fingers!!

Anonymous said...

I like Douglas I think the kid has tons of heart and skill to go far I remenber him training at Hb awhile back I wish him the best of luck. Kay used to train at Hb also till he got ran out of dc what another sad story someone gets the credit for just d#$k riding.

Anonymous said...

It's sad to see the "crabs in a barrel" mentality that so many people in the boxing community have, especially in the DMV area.

It's also sad and a bit comical to see the way people find sudden courage when on the internet, hiding behind an "anonymous" name. I bet the same people saying negative things about Kay and Greg Cohen are the same people whose mouth suddenly freeze up when the person comes around.

Bottom line is we have some outstanding young pros in the area who are on the track to success. Why can't people congratulate that instead of being so hateful?

There is always more than one side to a story. Anything about Douglas' choices in management, training, etc. is HIS decision. Speculation and assumptions don't lead to facts. How about try asking the right source?

Anonymous said...

Thats funny run. I don't remember him running. Why must you lie about the guy. It seems like your the one dick riding. You ever sit back and think. They kid left where he was at for a reason. All of you guys hiding behind your comnents. But have any of you spoke to Douglas. You all are being sucked in to bullshit. I met Kay and he's a cool guy. Doesn't bother anyone and helps others. I know he won't hide his feelings about anyone.

Anonymous said...

I go to this blog from time to time, to check on my areas boxers. All i see is negativity and bs. A bunch of people jumping on one kid for what he is doing. To me it sounds like Pat has a dick up yall ass. You guys spend time crashing area fighters. For what does that make you a better person our coach. Pay attention to yours not someone else. Also stop hiding behind anonymous. My name Richard Wilson.

Anonymous said...

What's going DMV this Kay Koroma. I heard that the good people of DMV have been talking about me. First i like to say i never stole anyone fighter. I never ran from anyone and i was never a gym fighter. I like how when people hate you they put out so many lies. I've heard all the stories Ant beat me up and i left HB. Well for your information that's false. We had great sparing. I left HB to take care of my son and while i was gone the lies started. Look here none of you cowards will ever say anything to my face. You guys sit at home and talk about people. Man we waste more time hating on someone then teaching are kids. Why don't we learn from the past. Can't you see all are good boxers never made it cause all this trash talking. Look here grow up. Our just come see me at my gym. None of you clearly have the heart to say it in public. Got to go now. You know we getting ready for a fight. Can't waste my time with BS. By the way you won't see me on this blog again. To the person said i was a clown please come visit my gym. Your the clown anonymous lol.Also like to say THANK YOU to the DMV and good luck to all of are talented and promised fighters. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

It's sounds like someone got there dick in there mouth. Why don't you stop hiding. You fucked up. All these kids in DMV and all you guys got to talk about is Antoine Douglas. It smells funny to me. No one ever comments our say anything bad about any other fighter from DMV. Man you guys are wasting your time. Leave the kid alone. Sick. All you turning on the kid but when you see him. You say wasup Action. Fake ass people. Don't say you care about the kid our you got his best intrest. If you had that you would ask before you judge.

Anonymous said...

This blog is for people to tell the truth about how they feel about others with out that person knowing who they are. To me it looks like people are not down talking the kid Douglas there down talking who he's with. I have heard kay was a coach now and couldn't fight because of a blood problem is this true? The guy had so much talent anyway good luck to both fighter/trainer

Anonymous said...

whoever wrote this lmao

Kay is a clown and don't know sh*t about boxing. (In my Roger Mayweather voice) Lol

Anonymous said...

GOODLUCK FRIDAY TOINE STAY FOCUS ON YOUR DREAM SON AND THAT'S BEING A WORLD CHAMP ALSO GOODLUCK TO ALL THE TALENTS IN THE DMV WE ARE ON THE RISE IN BOXING BUT WE CAN ONLY DO IT AS A FAMILY NOT BEEFING LEAVE THAT SHIT IN THE STREETS,JOKERS UP NORTH AND OUT CALI PULLING TOGETHER AND WE STILL WITH THAT BS THE MORE PROS WE HAVE THE BETTER THE SPARING AND SKILL WILL GET WE CAN RUN BOXING BUT WE HAVE TO DO IT AS ONE, I CAN'T BLAME BOXING FOR PUSHING THE SPANISH FIGHTERS CUZ US BLACK FOLKS NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER,THE WHITE MAN NOT WORRIED BOUT US NOMORE CUZ WE PULLING EACH OTHER DOWN

Bruce Frank said...

I respect Kay both as a boxer and as a trainer. He helps my fighters and has always treated me fairly as an opposing coach and as a friend.

Anonymous said...

All the known fighter's in the PVA feel Action is foul! That's why we don't come to Va. to sparr anymore! He's forgot where he comes from. His head has blown up. We can't wait to pop his bubble. The guys you grew up with, the true DOGS!

Gary Digital Williams said...

Here is a couple of added bits of information about Douglas, according to a press release I received:

1. We are being told that his bout on Friday is now a swing bout -- which means it really depends on how the rest of the card goes as to whether or not Douglas makes TV. If the first TV bout is a short one, then he should make the broadcast.

2. A clarification on who Douglas is with -- according to the press release, Douglas is managed by William Mielnicki who is the son of Vito Mielnicki and signed with GH3 Promotions. Vito Mielnicki is a partner of Greg Cohen and GCP Promotions.

3. The press release says that Douglas is trained and advised by his uncle K. That is how he is referred to in the release.

Anonymous said...

Wow what is going on in the dmv? A lot of hate going on and to be truthful it is from people that dont even box. Lol, for real, listen leave Douglass alone and his boxing team Kay Koroma if that is who he wants to be with then so be it. Keep race out of this their is no such thing as black fighter white fighter or etc. etc. that is a low class bum talking because they cant box.

Anonymous said...

Kay Koroma is one of my oldest friends & to my knowledge has never done anything but help people & not just "his" fighters or fighters out of ABC, but anyone & everyone he comes into contact with. This goes back to when we were teenagers. The fact is that he is one of the best & most skilled trainers in the DMV & HB comes to ABC on the regular for sparring. Those gyms are on good terms & look out for each other as all gyms should. What you don't realize about Kay is that you're not getting under his skin talking shit like that. You're just making him (& Antoine) hungrier & work harder...
Keep doing what you're doing fellas. The hating means you're doing something right. God bless & fight hard Antoine.

Mike Sawyer

Anonymous said...

What makes you a good trainer? Last I checked Antoine was sharp before he left DC, what good fighter has came out his gym? Kay was the guy who tryed to beat up a women at a coaches meeting I lost all respect for him then.

757

Anonymous said...

Uncle k lmao he's his uncle now stop the BS

Anonymous said...

A good trainer is someone who guides you in the right direction, has your best interests at heart, and someone you can trust with your life. Obviously if Douglas did not see that in K he would not be with him. Douglas is a free man and is with who he is with by choice. If he views K as his uncle then so be it. You think its BS you dont know why he said that in the interview but he did say it.

Anonymous said...

LISTEN UP DC U ALL AR THE ONES ON HERE SALTY BC ACTION LEFT U. EVERYBODY ELSE HAPPY FOR THE MAN BUT U CANT C PAST UR OWN HATE. THATS Y HE LEFT YALL ANYWAY. ALL U DO IS GOSSIP AND DRAG EACH OTHER DOWN

Anonymous said...

Last I recall Kay broke up a altercation between to other coaches male and female. Someone else put there mouth into that had no business and went off on Kay. Other coach told the the woman she had no business yelling at Kay. So Kay verbally checked her. So please tell it right. To my understanding they have all made up.
Coach Steve. 757 tell it right.

Anonymous said...

From the looks of it its not Douglas people diss like Pva love the Kid.

Anonymous said...

when the talk is about Tony Jeter or Jimmy lang even Todd Wilson people dont come to there defence and there good guys also. So if people feel Kay is a bad trainer etc this is what the blog is for people to voice there opinion. And i have heard alot of good and bad things about the guy

Anonymous said...

All i got to say is thank you Kay and keep up the good work. To be good our great you have to start somewhere. All these coaches where not always good but someone gave them a chance. Now look at them. Some are good and some aren't. But they didn't give up. You helped me out a lot.

Anonymous said...

People concentrate more on your wrongs then your rights. So Kay you will never win brother. They want you to do bad. Stay focused and ignore the talk. Keep opening your arms to people. Don't stop being you and helping people. Those know you haven't done wrong. Plus all the people in DMV boxing world that have done wrong. Come on people let it go. Support one another.

Anonymous said...

I know for certain Kay would help any of you out. Even though you all are saying bad things about the man. But you guys are right this is a place to vent. So here it is. That guy Kay has probably helped out a few of you before but you won't say so. Then you guys say Action has changed. I met the young man he's a kid that stays to himself. So for you guys to say you stop going to spar him because you feel he changed. I don't see that. Maybe you guys changed. If you say you guys grew up with the kid. Why turn your back on the kid. Stop and help each other.

Anonymous said...

I feel the people that are talking bad about the guy must know aside of him others may not know. Everytime someone says somthing about a person someone gotta say its hate why is it hate?

Anonymous said...

+Hey I like the kid Douglas in my point of view him and his uncle Pat was a great team and I Pray they work it out and stop the dumb shit. Douglas should of let the press no he is advise by his real unlce Pat the guy that showed him what how to fight besides a guy that he just met. Wish him the best of luck. Mark

Anonymous said...

As a father I understand how Pat will feel about whats going on this is boxing and boxing breaks up father and son all the time

Anonymous said...

Is Pat really out of the picture our are you guys speculating? No one knows.

Anonymous said...

We don't see him in the picture, but we see his work. I know my son would've been Hell No I'm not leaving my father or uncle out the picture who started me in this s*#t. I tip my hat to the young men such as Dusty Harrison, Mike Reed, Alantez Fox and bro., Peterson Bro., Jordan White, Lil Lamont, Danny King, Nardo Son's (srl), Zeek and family, The Davis siblings, The Gary Russell's, Limelite and son and that dynamite J.O champ, Lil Wayne, Keshawn and alot of the up coming Father and son teams! Unbreakable!

Anonymous said...

Sons always let other trainers get in there ear its been going on since boxing started its no hate over here just sad to see action leave Pat for whatever reason

Anonymous said...

all of you people on here bashing kay your just jelious and when you dont get a rise that way you make it about race espically the comment about white man not worried about us we pulling each other down get real its 2013 let me give you a few notes hbo is owned by time warner president robert d marcus showtime is owned by cbs president leslie moonves mgm metro goldwyn mayer president bill hornbuckle madision square garden is owned by paramont hank ratner . president charles butler usa boxing president of the olmpics jacques rogge . promoters bob arum lou dibella gary shaw shelly finkel dan goosen ringside john brown title boxing john rotche grant boxing g elvis phillips everlast john geisler lets not forget michael buffer and one more thing the word boxing was first used in the 18th century in 1719 james figg was the first world champion his pupil jack broughton devised rules of boxing to protect the fighters IN 1743 SO LET ME ASSURE YOU I THINK YOU ARE WAY OFF BASE THE WHITE MAN DOES CARE ABOUT YOU

Anonymous said...

AND I FORGOT TO SAY ONE MORE THING WHAT DO ALL OF THESE MEN HAVE IN COMMON THEY ARE WHITE MEN. I REALLY THINK YOU SHOULD NEXT TIME GET YOUR FACTS CORRECT .

Anonymous said...

When people talk about other fighters and trainers on the blog its okay.If people think kay is fake let them say it its just there opinion.



Anonymous said...

Pat, Action and Kay y'all work this s#$t out.

Anonymous said...

I trained at alexanria boxing club and the trainers only tend to who has the most talant and reading the comments i am not shocked about what people are saying about the trainers

Anonymous said...

I don't think the white man comment had anything to do with boxing I think it was a general statement about life dealing with slavery and the White man trying to controll blacks so read carefully before u start to note boxing history that I'm sure u googled all that history to make a statement for what all u named is what the white man owns there are more foreign champions in boxing than Blacks if it wasn't for Al Haymon the black community would be in trouble in boxing u rarely c a black fighter on hbo or showtime these days

Anonymous said...

Glad somebody starting a different argument and took the heat off Kay they was roasting that boy whooooooo!

Anonymous said...

Once u beat one of no xcuse fighters u beat them all I never saw anything spectacular out of any of their fighters they just aggressive no skill no jab they all fight the same style trying to fight like the headbangers u c the headbangers struggling against top comp on the pro level so what u think no xcuse gonna do but choke

Anonymous said...

Why is Ballard sign with Godlen Boy?

Anonymous said...

I don't see Kay getting roasted I see people sticking up for him. Notice everyone who sticks up for him writes their name. All the people who talk bad are anonymous.

Back in my day there was this thing called honor. Nowadays people get on a blog to bitch and moan because they don't have the balls to say what they really feel when it really counts. Where is the honor in that?

Anonymous said...

Y didn't u leave your name

Angela Ballard said...

Ballard was signed to Golden Boy because:
National Champion Silver Gloves
National Champion Under 19
5 time Ringside World Championships
4 straight PAL National Champion
US JO Silver Medalist
US Olympic Trial PARTICIPANT
RepresenTed USA in France/Armenia

The most important reason is he can fight and his boxing resume is proof positive .

Angela Balladd said...

Let's not forget 2012 Golden Gloves Champion

Seems to me Golden Boy made a great choice . I may be a proud mother but the facts are the facts
TEAM BALLARD!!!

Anonymous said...

Ballard got stopped in France and he never beat the top people at 165 our 178. He fought nobody's. Name one top person in his weight when he won. None. Look lets stop all this people. It's getting old.

Anonymous said...

Suck a Headbanger's Dick

Angela Ballard said...

Wow

Anonymous said...

He beat your mother at 165 and 178 before she went up in weight to 201plus. Lol

Anonymous said...

Man don't hate on Demetrius, he became a great boxer once he Bernard Roach got him. I remember he he was a tough kid that could fighter but use to lose a lot but was not discouraged and stayed with it and look at him now.
keep up the good work Demetrius, roach and the No Xcuse boxing team.

Anonymous said...

Ballard didn't get stopped in France. The young man put his work in and now he's taking it to the next level. You don't win that many nationals and dont fight anyone. Thats crazy. Whoever posted that cut the jokes and spell Golden correctly before you get back on this site.

Anonymous said...

You guys made Kay popular no one knew of him even Douglas getting more love then I ever seen him receive. Stop the BS ppl

Anonymous said...

Ballard can fight he is not technical if u are weak mentally his style will break u but he will have problems out of good technical boxers that are mentally tough he also needs to develop a jab but he will beat a lot of guys early on in the pros until his comp gets tougher he is definitely no Gary Russell who in my opinion is the best fighter in the whole dmv



Anonymous said...

Ballard mother said silver gloves and ringside lady u clearly don't know shit about amatuer boxing those events don't count in USA boxing those are club tournaments which hold no ranking be glad he got signed and enjoy his pro career for as long as it last

Anonymous said...

Please don't respond to this hater. He doesn't know what he's talking about. Most likely a wanna be coach with no fighters, parent of a boxer Ballard beat or a boxer that can't get out of the states. Lol. Get a life and stop sucking Garys balls.

Anonymous said...

Man this dude still mad Ballard beat his mother twice!

Anonymous said...

Its sad how people hate on each other from the same area. DMV fighters have a chance to me some serious noise in the boxing game right now. Keep up the good work fellas. Best wishes and much success to all of you.

Anonymous said...

Meant chance to "make"

Anonymous said...

Yeah Ballard beat my mother twice and she bust off in his mouth twice lmao

Anonymous said...

Just stating facts Gary Russell was signed to golden boy first

Anonymous said...

Action got stopped in the amateur's and never won ANY open tournaments (club or USA). Now ya get on here pump faking like he's a certified banger. Slim can't do nothing with dayday from head bangers.

Anonymous said...

dayday dont what that work

Anonymous said...

Dougls got clipped in the Amateur's and dayday will clip him now!!

Anonymous said...

Uhh. You mean Hasbeen Rahman

Anonymous said...

This has got to be personal cause you guys have gone to another topic. Do these guys even know you guys are talking like this. Man you guys must have it out for this kid Douglas. Am sure all three of those kids have respect for each other and also who cares if he got clipped. Last i checked a lot of world champions have been clipped but came back. Look at Lamont Peterson he came back from a lose from Bradley and he's a great champion now. Good job Lamont. Also Douglas and Ballard what the Olympic trials. I read it here. There was know word on DayDay going to the trials. All three of those guys are good. Stop trying to start stuff. Just respect the game and those guys and wish them all a promising career. Good luck to all three of you guys. Make DMV proud.
Alex Smith boxing fan.