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Đạt Nguyễn to box undefeated American

Update: February, 16/2017 - 06:00
Đạt Nguyễn (right) will box against American Miguel Flores in a featherweight bout on February 21.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese boxer Đạt Nguyễn will fight Miguel Flores of the US in the 10-round super featherweight main event of Premier Boxing Champions, a television boxing series, in Houston, the US on February 21.

Undefeated rising prospect Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) wants to lengthen his winning streak while Đạt (19-3, 6 KOs) hopes to get back on top with a victory.

“Dat Nguyen is a very talented fighter who’s been in the ring with some good opponents. His only losses were against fighters who were undefeated at the time. I’m expecting a rough fight, which should make for good television. Everyone should tune in because this is going to be a great fight with a lot of action,” said Flores on the series’ website.

“I’m excited to be back in the main event,” said Đạt who resides in Vero Beach, Florida. “I know my career has had its ups and downs, but a win over Flores would bring me back to the top. Flores is young, hungry and undefeated. I once had that fear of losing, so I know what it will take to beat him. I would like to thank all of my fans and countrymen for their support and I will make them proud.”

Born in Đồng Nai Province, Đạt and his family moved to the US when he was eight. He earned a full scholarship to Northern Michigan University as part of their Olympic boxing programme and would go on to win a silver medal at the National Golden Gloves and a bronze medal at the US World Championships.

The match will be live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes channels from 10am Hà Nội time. — VNS

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