David is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. His family has produced 3 generations of boxing champions. David began competing at the age of 10 weighing in at 70 lbs. He was trained by his father, Frankie Douglas a former Golden Glove Champion and Kenny Loehr a USA Team Coach. He later joined the Army, 101st Air Borne/Air Assault Infantry Division, where he continued boxing under the supervision of Olympic Coach Pat Nappi, earning him a spot on the All-Army and USA teams.
David moved to Texas where he had a brief stint as a professional, training under the tutelage of Texas legend “Papa” Joe Barrientes, and former World Champion and Hall of Fame inductee Curtis Cokes.
In the mid 90’s, David was introduced to Mixed Martial Arts by Guy Mezger. During this period to present, he continues to study the striking and defensive strategies as they apply to MMA. David has assisted in preparing fighters for Golden Gloves, UFC, Pride and KOTC, and other MMA events.
He also founded the Boxing Fitness Program at the world renowned Cooper Fitness Center and Jewish Community Center in Dallas, Texas. When David is not training fighters or conditioning clients he is fulfilling his duties as a Texas State licensed Boxing / MMA referee and judge.
- Former Professional Boxer
- National AAU Boxing Champion
- All Army Boxing Champion
- Combat Sports Club Boxing Coach
- USA Certified Boxing Coach
- 35 years of fighting and training experience