Middleweight prospect Antoine “Action” Douglas will return to the ring and make his HBO debut on December 16 in Quebec, where he’ll face Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in the night’s co-feature bout, beneath the Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux main event.
Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KO) recently signed with Golden Boy, and has won three straight this year, after a 2016 loss to Avtandil Khurtsidze on Showtime.
"Fighting on such a great middleweight card on HBO will be a great opportunity," said the 25-year-old Douglas. "I've seen some fights of Gary's, and I never underestimate my opponent. I know he's got a good record and that he always comes to fight. I've never been to Canada, so I look forward to expanding my fan base there."
O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KO) is a veteran battler, a 33-year-old from Cork, Ireland, who last fought in September, knocking out Nick Quigley in a Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event from Boston.
"I'm coming off a tremendous knockout win, and that high has carried into my training for this huge co-main event opportunity," said Gary O'Sullivan. "I'm excited to be making my HBO debut on such a tremendous card, and will not disappoint in giving everyone a show. Antoine Douglas should be prepared to face the very best version of myself in the ring."
Returning off television will be super featherweight prospect Ryan Garcia (12-0, 11 KO), who will face Noe Martinez (10-9-2, 6 KO) in an eight-round bout.