Tickets are now on sale as Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions, home of the nationally acclaimed “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” professional boxing series, presents the “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN”, on Thursday, May 28th at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas.

Tickets, starting at $20, are now on sale and can be purchased through the Arena Theatre Box Office; 713-772-5900 or The Arena Theatre is located at 7326 S.W. Freeway in Houston. Doors will open on the evening of the event at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.

Said Koerner, “This is our inaugural event here in Houston and we’re delivering an evening of world class professional boxing to the great fight fans here. Houston has a legacy of being an outstanding boxing town with very supportive fans, going back to Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell at the Astrodome in 1967 right up to the Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz event two months ago.”

Headlining “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” will be sensational Vietnamese featherweight contender Dat “BE DAT” Nguyen. With a record of 14-1-0 (6KO’s), Nguyen, the 26 year old native of Bien Hoa, Vietnam, now residing in Vero Beach, Florida, has won three in a row, most recently taking an eight round decision over Carlos Diaz at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on November 11th.

Also featured on the card will be Houston native, middleweight K.J. Noons. Currently living in San Diego, Noons returns home to fight for the first time in his professional career. With a record of 8-2-0 with five knockouts, the 26 year old mixed martial arts champion is anxious to fight in front of his hometown fans in his Houston debut.

Said Koerner, “Dat and K.J. are both outstanding fighters with an all action style that the Houston fight fans will truly enjoy. They’ve both told me how excited they are to fight in Houston on May 28th”.

Also making his Houston debut will be outstanding Phoenix based featherweight prospect Rafael Valenzuela. The 23 year old sports a record of 12-1-0 (6KO’s) and is coming off a career best eight round decision win over heavy handed Columbian veteran Yogli Herrera on February 14th in Reno, Nevada. A professional for five years, Valenzuela is guided by award winning manager, Cameron Dunkin.

The undercard at “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” will feature terrific Houston based prospects including junior middleweight Omar Henry, welterweight Jose Gutierrez, heavyweight Eugene Hill, welterweight Geraldo Ibarra as well as Mission, Texas based welterweight Raul Tovar in separate bouts.

Further details for “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” will be announced shortly.

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,

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