AUSTRALIAN Zac Dunn will defend his IBO super middleweight title for the first time against New Jersey native Denis Douglin on October 24th.
Dunn, 24, will put his recently acquired title and his unbeaten record on the line against Douglin (19-4, 12 KOs) at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, as per an announcement today by Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia.
Douglin, 27, who is nicknamed ‘Moma’s Boy’ due to the fact he is trained by his mother, is a southpaw coming off two straight knockout victories with his most recent being a sixth round stoppage of Marcos Primera in July.
The Momma’s Boy has won five of his last six bouts.
Douglin captured the first 12 fights of his pro career, mostly in the New York-New Jersey area as a product of Rivera Boxing Gym and Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
The title tilt is the main event in the next installment of Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights series.
Be in the building! ! https://t.co/d1B2EfgqUp
— Denis Douglin (@DaMommasBoy) October 1, 2015
Since turning professional, Dunn has reeled off 18 straight professional victories without defeat, including 15 by way of knockout. Fighting exclusively in Australia as a professional, Dunn will be making his American debut.
“This will be an action fight from the opening bell,” said DeGuardia in a press release issued by Star Boxing. “The fighters are crowd-pleasers with their propensity for the knockout,”
“All but three of Zac’s wins have been by knockout and Douglin has won almost 60 percent of his fights via knockout. It’s a great fight for boxing enthusiasts.”
Dunn is coming off a thrilling decision over seasoned veteran Max Bursak to lift the vacant IBO super middleweight strap at the Royal Exhibition Building in in June.
His previous five triumphs were all knockouts in seven rounds or less.
In addition to this, Dunn holds knockouts over Beibi Berrocal and Kyung-Suk Kwak, which set the stage for Dunn’s run at the IBO title.
Words: Press Release
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