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PRESS CONFERNCE WRAP-UP FROM HOUSTON;“THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” SET FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

Featured fighters from this Thursday’s world class professional boxing event, “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” met with the Houston media this afternoon to discuss their upcoming bouts taking place at the Arena Theatre.

“THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN”, is presented by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions, curators of the nationally acclaimed “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” boxing series.

Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions; “We’re thrilled to present our first show in Houston . We’ve been very busy for the last year putting on great events in Reno , Las Vegas , Baltimore , Cincinnati and York , PA and we have terrific upcoming events planned in San Diego , Reno , Baltimore and York .”

We’ve put together an excellent evening of world class professional boxing for the great fight fans in the Houston area this Thursday night.”

Karl “KJ” Noons, “ Houston is my hometown and this is my first time boxing here. I’m very thankful to the TKO team for making this happen and look forward to putting on a great show for the hometown fans.”

Dat “BE DAT” Nguyen, “I’m glad to be here in Houston . I’ve had a terrific camp in Vero Beach and I’m ready to put on a great show for the Houston fight fans.”

Rafael Valenzuela, “This is my third fight this year and I’m really looking forward to Thursday night and staying unbeaten this year.”

Special guest at the press conference was Houston HOMETOWN HERO, Rocky Juarez, who will be facing Chris John on June 27th in Los Angeles as he attempts to become a WORLD CHAMPION.

“THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” is headlined by an outstanding eight round featherweight bout between Dat “BE DAT” Nguyen, 14-1-0 (6KO’s) fighting out of Vero Beach, Florida and Indio, California’s Carlos Hernandez, 14-6-1 (5KO’s).

In the co-feature, Phoenix native, Rafael Valenzuela, 12-1-0 (6KO’s) will battle Jose Garcia Bernal, 27-15-1 (18KO’s) of Miami, Florida, over eight scheduled rounds.

In a special feature attraction, MMA World Champion, Karl “KJ” Noons, 8-2-0 (5KO’s) will face off against Washington State middleweight champion Enrique Gallegos, 6-4-0 (1KO.)

Also featured at “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN” will be Houston prospects Gerardo “TIN TIN” Ibarra and Omar Henry along with Mission , Texas native Raul Tovar as well as the pro debut of former amateur standout Jonathan Gover of San Antonio .

Tickets for “THE BEATDOWN IN H-TOWN”, starting at $20, are now on sale and can be purchased through the Arena Theatre Box Office; 713-772-5900 or www.arenahouston.com. 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.

Tickets, starting at $20, are now on sale and can be purchased through the Arena Theatre Box Office; 713-772-5900 or www.arenahouston.com. 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.

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 Terence 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,www.tkoboxingpromotions.com


2009 by Fightnews.com.