Nguyen to fight April 12

Baldwin High School graduate Dat Nguyen is scheduled to face Oscar Valdez in an eight-round featherweight boxing match on April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The bout is on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s meeting with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr.

Nguyen lost his last fight, by unanimous decision against Jayson Velez in October.

Nguyen (17-3, six knockouts) fought for the North American Boxing Association featherweight belt in 2011, after an 18-month layoff from the sport.

Valdez (9-0, eight KOs) represented Mexico in the last two Summer Olympics.