Undefeated lightweight prospect Mickey Bey Jr. returns to Houston this Saturday night at “HIGH STAKES” an evening of world class professional boxing at the Arena Theater presented by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions.

On August 22nd, Bey battled highly regarded Texas native Rashad Ganaway at the Toyota Center, taking a hard fought eight round decision on the undercard of the HBO televised Juan Diaz/Paulie Malignaggi showdown.

Said Bey, “It was terrific fighting in Houston for the first time as I’ve trained there quite a bit in the past. It was the biggest win of my career and the fans were very supportive even though Ganaway was from Texas.”

The 26 year old Bey, 13-0-0 (7KO’s) will face off against Los Angeles based veteran Michaelangelo Lynks, 7-11-2 (2KO’s), in a scheduled six round bout. Bey currently trains in Las Vegas under the tutelage of Jeff Mayweather.

Continued Bey “I’m very excited to return to fight for the Houston fans on the TKO BOXING event. I haven’t fought as much as I’d like to, but now having signed with Chet Koerner and TKO BOXING I’m looking to be much more active.” The Ganaway fight was the first for Bey after a ten month absence and his first under the TKO BOXING banner.

Said Koerner, “Mickey Bey is a first rate, world class prospect. He had an outstanding amateur career and we feel that he has the skills and dedication to become a world champion. Although he’s from Cleveland, he spends most of his time training in Las Vegas with Jeff Mayweather where he gets the best training and sparring available.”

Bey is guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin who also handled world champions Kelly Pavlik, Steven Luevano and Nonito Donaire.

In addition to the Bey/Lynks battle, “HIGH STAKES” features numerous world class contenders and prospects including local heavyweight knockout artist Eugene “MEAN GENE” Hill, all-action Vietnamese featherweight Dat “BE DAT” Nguyen, 16-1-0 (6KO’s), local middleweight prospect and MMA champion KJ Noons,
11-2-0 (5KO’s), Sensational Houston based newcomer Gerardo “TIN TIN” Ibarra, 4-0-0 (3KO’s), world ranked flyweight Rayonta Whitfield, 22-1-0 (11KO’s) and junior welterweight knockout artist Francisco Contreras, 10-0-0 (10KO’s) and pro debuting welterweight David Garcia. .

Starting at $25, tickets for “HIGH STAKES” can be obtained through the Arena Theater Box Office (, phone 713-772-5900). The Arena Theater is located at 7326 Southwest Freeway (between Bellaire and Fondren) in Houston. Doors on the evening of the event will open 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, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweights Joey Gilbert and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras, Joseph Elegele and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweight Rayonta Whitfield.

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