Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin: “I’ll Show You A 5-1 Underdog Performance On Saturday!”

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If you’re a hardcore boxing fan or as they say on twitter boxing head, then the fight between Jermell Charlo and Denis Douglin headlining the Sho Extreme card is a fight you can’t miss. It’s a bout between two good prospects where both are looking to get past one another to move on to bigger and better things.  This bout would have been an excellent main event on a ShoBox card but we’re getting a delightful treat before the Ortiz-Lopez main card airs on Showtime.

Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin is coming into this fight riding a 2 bout winning streak with his only loss came via knockout against Doel Carrasquillo. Douglin learned a lot from that bout. “It was my first fight under Al Haymon’s management. I was not training as hard as I should have been training. I went away from my diet.  I thought Doel was an easier opponent than he was. I’m going to go in to every fight like it’s the biggest fight in my career, won’t ever sleep on my opponent again, and will always go out with something to prove,” stated Douglin last night on ThaBoxingVoice Radio Show.

It was refreshing to Douglin that his management team still had confidence in him even after his loss, but he knows this fight is big and he wants to make an impression. “I got to look good if I want to get a big fight like a Kermit Cintron or a James Kirkland to get me closer to a world title fight. That’s why am I fighting Charlo. A lot of people felt like I should have taken an easier fight but there’s no reason for me step back. A fight like this could lead me to fighting a guy in the top 10 then hopefully a world title shot,” said Douglin.

On top of being promoted by Lou Dibella and managed by Al Haymon, Douglin is trained is by his mother, hence his nickname. With a good team behind him and already being on network television, he wants to continue the trend. “Any exposure is good exposure. I know not everyone has all the networks, so if there’s a fight lined up for me whether it be HBO, Showtime, NBC Sports Network, or ESPN, those are the fights I want,” said Douglin.

Douglin feels he might be 2 or 3 fights away from a big fight and maybe a world title shot in the 154 lb division. With most people gunning for the big names, Douglin says, “it’s a wide open division. Obviously the money names are Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez, but after that there is good competition, competition good enough for me to make a name for myself. You know you have (Gabriel) Rosado, Sechew Powell, Erislandy Lara, and Kirkland, so the division is pretty wide open.”

First things first and that’s Jermell Charlo on Saturday night. Douglin was impressed with Charlo’s last outing and the way he took out his opponent but Douglin says, “I’ve fought heavier handed fighters and I thought Chris Chatman was fighting a good fight and got caught with a good shot. But I got better boxing ability than Chatman so I’ll be ready for whatever Charlo brings.”

With the recent run of bad judging, Douglin says, “I’m not worried about that. I mean when I sit back and think about it, yes, it’s in the back of my head but when I jump in the ring, the thought’s gone. To be honest though, I’m going in there looking for a knockout so it won’t get to the judges.” Douglin is going into the fight as a 5-1 underdog. Those are very big odds but that doesn’t worry him one bit. “I didn’t know I was that big of a dog but those odds don’t change me or the way I trained. My job is to go out there and win and that’s what I’ll do. So for those people that put me as such a big underdog, I’ll show you. I hope you bet on me so you can win money on me, when I’ll show the world how good of a 5-1 underdog performance I put on.”

 

 

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For full audio of this interview click here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thaboxingvoiceradioshow/2012/06/21/martinez-vs-chavez-jr-pablo-sarmiento-lou-dibella-tell-all