Miguel Flores Upset by Dat Nguyen in Houston Tuesday!


Miguel Flores Upset by Dat Nguyen in Houston Tuesday!
By: Ken Hissner

Premier Boxing Champions promoted over FS1 at Silver Street Studio in Houston, TX, Tuesday night.

In the main event Miguel Flores, 21-1 (9), of Houston, TX, suffered his first loss being stopped by Dat “Dat Be Dat” Nguyen, 20-3 (7), of Vero Beach, FL, at 1:02 of the sixth round.

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In the opening round Nguyen was the aggressor with Flores the counter puncher. It was a close feeling out round. In the second round Flores starts using his left hook to the body. Near the end of the round Nguyen rocked Flores with an overhand right to the head,
In the third round the action picked up with Nguyen landing several rights to the head of Flores who keeps going to the body with left hooks. Near the end of the round a three punch combination by Nguyen rocked Flores.

In the fourth round Flores missed with a combination while Nguyen landed a right counter to the head of Flores. With a minute left in the round Nguyen rocked Flores with a pair of rights to the head. The action continued to the bell with both boxers landing a punch one after the other. In the sixth round Nguyen continued to get the best of Flores who has returned to his hometown of Houston not impressive so far. A right left and right to the chin of Flores dropped him. Referee Cole seemed to give Flores a lot of time after the 8 count. Nguyen went right after him and was dishing out quite a bit of punishment when referee Lawrence Cole stepped in and waved it off. Flores was upset with the stoppage but had little in return. It seemed Flores only won the first round.

“I want to than God for without him it wouldn’t be possible. I want to thank my opponent who was very tough but God Bless I was able to win tonight. He’s a warrior like all Mexican’s but I came out on top tonight. I also want to thank the promoter Marshall Kauffman,” said Nguyen.

Super lightweight Darwin Price, 12-0 (6), of Houston, TX, easily defeated Hylon Williams, Jr., 16-4-1 (3), of Las Vegas, NV, over eight rounds.

In the opening round it was the much taller Price using an effective jab having Williams on the defense. With 30 seconds to go Price landed a solid right to the head of Williams. He would repeat this at the 0:20 and at the bell with right hands to the head. In the second round Williams was the aggressor with half a round to go. In the third round the accuracy of the jab of Price continued. Williams didn’t seem to get inside of that jab. In the fourth round Williams came out southpaw for half a round before returning to orthodox. Price continued using his jab with an occasional right to the chin of Williams. With 30 seconds to go Williams landed his first right hand to the jaw of Price.

In the fifth round Price landed a rare combination to the head of Williams. A double jab and a left hook from underneath by Price had Williams trying to cover up and landing few punches in return. In the sixth round it was the most lopsided round of the fight with Price punishing Williams who has no answer for preventing Price from landing at will. In the seventh round just under a minute left in the round Price landed a four punch combination. In the eighth and final round Williams switched back and fourth to southpaw but it didn’t stop Price landing jab after jab.

Judges Robert Gonzales, Randy Russell and Barry Yeats scores were all 80-72 as was this writer. Gary Simons was the referee.

Featherweight southpaw Brandon Figueroa, 11-0 (8), out of Weslaco, TX, stopped Raul Chirino, 10-5 (5), out of Miami, FL, at 1:30 of the fourth and final round.

In the opening round Figueroa was the more aggressive and landed quite a few body punches. He was warned twice by referee Lawrence Cole for low blows. In the second round it was all inside fighting with Figueroa again getting the better of Chirino. In the third round a right hook to the body followed by two lefts to the head dropped Chirino. Shortly later Figueroa went to the body and head dropping Chirino for the second time. In the fourth and final round Figueroa dropped Chirino with a right hook to the body with Chirino taking the full count of referee Lawrence Cole.

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