Dat Nguyen in action on Barthelemy v Bey tonight
Tonight at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, Rances Barthelemy will defend his IBF Lightweight championship against former champion Mickey Bey.
That fight will headline a card that will be live on SPIKE at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
In an undercard bout, featherweight Dat Nguyen (18-3, 6 KO’s) will make his second start in under a month when he takes on Jesus Lule (8-17-1, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.
Nguyen is promoted by King’s Promotions.
At Thursday’s weigh in, Nguyen checked in at 128.6 lbs. while Lule was 130.2
Nguyen of Vero Beach, Florida is coming right back into action after a six-round unanimous decision over Gustavo Molina on May 8th in Lakeland, Florida.
Nguyen won for the first time in almost seven years and he is now looking towards a run in the featherweight division.
“Everything is good. After the last fight, I went right back into training,”said Nguyen.
Nguyen admits that he wanted to make up for lost time in the fight against Molina, and despite the win, he was not totally happy with his performance.
“I was trying too hard to make a big impression. I was trying too hard for the knockout plus Molina was durable, but I won all the rounds and I felt good in the ring.”
After not having his hand raised for so long, Nguyen has a lot of confidence as he moves forward.
“It is good to have that winning feeling again. In this fight, I am looking to establish the jab. I have been training with Nelson Lopez, and it is going really well. This is the first time that I have trained away from my home in Vero Beach as I am in Pahokee, Florida. I just want to thank my fans for all the support. I am expecting to put on a good show and the fans know that there is never a dull moment in my fights.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Kings Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, and Panther Promotions, are priced at $130, $80, $60, and $35 (additional fees may apply) and are on sale now. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.myhrl.com,www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first fight set to begin at 6:30 p.m.