Dat Nguyen (boxer)

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Dat Nguyen
Dat Nguyen
Nickname(s)Dat Be Dat
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Reach167 cm (66 in)
Born (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 (age 36)
Bien Hoa, Vietnam
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins by KO7

Dat Nguyen (born October 10, 1982) is a Vietnamese-American boxer.

When Dat was eight years old, his mother decided to leave Vietnam to give her family a better life. She brought Dat and his five siblings to Hawaii where he grew up on the beautiful island of Maui. In eighth grade, Dat won his first Junior Olympic Championship and went on to win the Men's State Championship and Hawaii Golden Gloves. In 2001, Dat graduated with Honor and was awarded a full Scholarship to Northern Michigan University, site of one of the three United States Olympic Training Centers. He spent three years studying Computer Information Systems while representing the USOEC in National and International competitions as an Olympic Hopeful. During his time at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Dat was the first Vietnamese-American to win a silver medal at the National Golden Gloves and a bronze medal at the 2003 U.S. Championships that earned him spot at the U.S Men's Challenge to qualify for the first Olympic spot. In the U.S Challenge, Dat fought Mickey Bey (the eventual 2004 Olympian) but lost to him on a tie breaker.

Following his departure from the U.S Olympic Education Training Center, Dat decided to turn professional and made his debut on May 1, 2004 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Dat won his first professional fight by knocking out Ernest Scott in the first round.

"Boxing is not my mother's first choice for me" said Nguyen. "But she encourages me to give 100% to anything I do. This is the thing I choose to do, "said Nguyen

An exciting come forward fighter with tremendous heart, Nguyen is always a crowd pleaser. He is a boxer puncher with hand speed and power, who likes to beat up the body. His current professional record is 20-3 (7KO's). He is promoted by King's Promotions, the leading promoter for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). "Dat brings a ton of charisma coupled with great skill into the ring and I am happy to showcase his talents" said DiBella.

Nguyen is trained by known teacher and former legendary fighter James "Buddy" McGirt in Vero Beach, Florida where Nguyen now lives. "He will be a champion" said McGirt.

Early life[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
23 fights 20 wins 3 losses
By knockout 7 0
By decision 13 3
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 20–3 Mexico Miguel Flores TKO (6/10) 2017-02-21 United States Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas (TV: FoxSport) -- Flores was undefeated at 21-0 (Nguyen had only fought 5 times since 2009)
Win 19–3 Mexico Jesus Lule UD (6/6) 2016-06-03 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Florida
Win 18–3 Mexico Gustavo Molina UD (6/6) 2016-05-08 United States RP Funding Center, Lakeland, Florida
Loss 17–3 Puerto Rico Jayson Vélez* SD (10/10) 2013-10-05 United States Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (TV:HBO) -- Velez undefeated at 20-0 (Velez knockdown in round 2) (Nguyen fought after 28 months layoff)
Loss 17–2 Puerto Rico Luis Del Valle UD (10/10) 2011-06-11 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York (TV:Showtime) --Del Valle was undefeated at 12-0 (WBA-NABA Featherweight Title) (Nguyen fought after 20 months layoff)
Win 17–1 Colombia Andres Ledesma UD (8/8) 2009-10-10 United States Arena Theatre, Houston, Texas
Win 16–1 Mexico Noe Lopez Jr UD (6/6) 2009-08-22 United States Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Pala, CA
Win 15–1 Mexico Carlos Francis Hernandez UD (8/8) 2009-05-28 United States Arena Theatre, Houston, Texas
Win 14–1 Puerto Rico Carlos Diaz UD (8/8) 2008-11-11 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Florida
Win 13–1 Puerto Rico Juan G Cruz MD (6/6) 2008-08-06 United States B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York
Win 12–1 United States Robert DaLuz MD (8/8) 2008-04-12 United States The Roxy, Boston, MA
Loss 11–1 Mexico Gregorio Torres SD (6/6) 2007-08-31 United States Casino Del Sol Tucson, Arizona Nguyen fought (9) times in (12) months span and loss via hometown decisions
Win 11–0 Guatemala Castulo Gonzalez UD (8/8) 2007-07-18 United States The Castle Boston, MA (TV: ESPN2)
Win 10–0 United States Yamin Mohammad TKO (6/8) 2:21

2007-06-16 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Win 9–0 Cuba Jorge Ruiz UD (6/6) 2007-05-04 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Win 8–0 United Kingdom Vineash Rungea UD (6/6) 2007-02-23 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Win 7–0 United States Jeremy Drapal KO (1/6) 0:37 2006-12-16 United States Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Win 6–0 United States Charles E Jones TKO (2/6) 2:26 2006-11-24 United States The Roxy, Boston, MA
Win 5–0 United States Edwin Rosado RTD (3/4) 3:00 2006-10-28 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT (TV:Sun Sport)
Win 4–0 United States Rasool Shakoor TKO (4/4) 1:46 2006-08-11 United States The Roxy, Boston, MA
Win 3–0 United States James Hope UD (4/4) 2005-03-04 United States Riveredge Hotel, Reading, PA
Win 2–0 Mexico Othoniel Espinosa UD (4/4) 2004-07-24 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ Undercard of Arturo Gatti vs Leonard Dorin on HBO
Win 1–0 United States Ernest Scott TKO (1/4) 1:26 2004-05-01 United States Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ Professional debut undercard (TV: NBC)





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