Antoine Douglas to face Istvan Szili in July 17 ShoBox headliner

Marc Abrams 16/06/2015

On Friday night, July 17 undefeated Middleweight Antoine “Action” Dougas will headline a televised quadruple header when he takes on fellow undefeated Istvan Szili in a 10-round bout from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and will be televised on Showtime’s acclaimed ShoBox: The New Generation (10 PM ET).

The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, Main Events and King’s Promotions.

In the 10-round co-feature, it will be a battle of undefeated Middleweights as Derrick Webster will fight Arif Magomedov.

In an 8-round Super Bantamweight bout, Adam Lopez will take on fellow undefeated Eliecer Aquino.

Opening the television portion of the card will be Super Middleweight Jerry Odom (13-1, 12 KO’s) who will take on Samuel Clarkson in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.

Douglas of Burke, Virginia has a record of 17-0-1 with 11 knockouts. He will be making his second consecutive appearance on ShoBox and fourth overall. He is coming off a 6th round stoppage over previously undefeated Thomas LaManna on March 13 in Westbury, New York. Previously he has victories over former world title challenger Luca Messi (37-9-1), Marquis Davis (8-0-2) & Colby Courter (4-0). He is currently ranked number-14 by the WBA. He also has a win over spoiler Don Mouton and a draw with highly regarded former world title challenger Michel Soro. Soro just scored a stirring knockout of Glen Tapia.

Szili (18-0-2, 8 KO’s) of Frenkendorf, Switzerland will be making his American debut. Szili has been a professional for six years and has fough some good opposition in Europe. In his last bout, Szili won the UBF Middleweight title with a 6th round stoppage over Mathias Zemski (13-1) on August 30 in Zurich, Switzerland. Szili also has wins over Jetmir Kuqi (6-0), Dzmitriy Lubachkin (18-2) and Aliaksandr Sushchyts (1-0-1).

“This is a stacked show and when you look at the combined record it is 125-4-4 with 75 knockouts. I want to thank Showtime and especially Gordon Hall for recognizing the talent in our company. I also would like to thank the Sands for hosting this event. We have made tremendous strides in the last year. We at GH3 Promotions will continue to our upward trajectory as we will be working with the bigger companies in the business like Main Events and Greg Cohen Promotions. Working hand and hand with them can only help one another in the future. I am looking to showcase all of my top prospects on this card in putting them in competitive bouts,” said GH3 Promotions Vito Mielnicki.

“I want to thank Dennis Porter and Ronald Sims who have everything in place in camp with our stable in Virginia. They keep our guys hungry and working hard. With GH3 Promotions and Kay Koroma, we are very happy with the way we are moving our fighters strategically. We are looking for bigger and better things.”

A loaded undercard will feature some of the best prospects on the East Coast.

Lavarn Harvell (14-1, 7 KO’s) of Atlantic City will take part in a 6-round Light Heavyweight bout.

In 4-round bouts:

Rickey Nuno (1-0) of Bethlehem, PA will take on Tim Kunkel of Pennsylvania in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Seeing action against opponents to be named will be Super Middleweight Christopher Brooker (3-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia; Lightweight Samuel Teah (5-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia and Super Bantamweight Manny Folly (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia.

Ticket Information will be announced shortly.