Battle At The Boat 117 This Sat.
At The Emerald Queen Casino
Rising star Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti will put his
undefeated record on the line when he faces former world
championship contender Carlos Padilla in the main event of
Battle at the Boat 117 on Saturday at the Emerald Queen
Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Cabrera Mioletti brings an unblemished record of 12-0 with 3
KOs into the 10-round junior lightweight contest, while
Padilla is 16-7-1 with 10 KOs.
The main event will be one of six bouts on the card. Battle
at the Boat 117 will also feature undefeated Cris Reyes
squaring off against Keith Wolf in a clash of 138 pounders
and a second 138-pound bout between Jorge Linares (4-1-0)
and Shae Green (1-0-1).
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all
Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will start at 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
The 24-year-old Cabrera Mioletti has looked razor sharp in
2018, going a perfect 3-for-3 with wins over Tyrone Harris,
Ray Lampkin, Jr. and Elijah Pierce. Harris is a former
United State Boxing Association and Global Boxing Union
lightweight champion. Lampkin (11-0) and Pierce (8-0) both
came into their respective bouts against Cabrera Mioletti
undefeated and proceeded to suffer their first career
Cabrera Mioletti bested Lampkin by second-round TKO on March
17 before defeating Pierce by unanimous decision (97-92,
97-92, 100-89) on June 9.
“We’ve had a lot of fighters come through here,” said
promoter Brian Halquist, whose Battle at the Boat series is
the longest running tribal boxing series in the nation, with
its inaugural show taking place in 1997. “But I don’t think
we’ve ever had an up-and-coming fighter as exciting as Gio.
We’ve had some of the best boxers fight at Battle at the
Boat. We’ve had numerous world champions and world title
contenders and Gio possesses all the tools one needs to be
in that class of boxer.”
Padilla is no stranger to facing undefeated fighters, having
fought Austin Dulay (10-0) last year and Miguel Flores
(17-0) in 2015. He also challenged Emanuel Lopez for the
interim World Boxing Association world super featherweight
title three years ago.
“You don’t get a chance to fight for an interim world
championship unless you are a very gifted boxer, and that’s
what Padilla is,” Halquist said. “If Gio wants to take that
next step towards eventually becoming a world champion he
needs to go through guys like Padilla. This will be a huge
measuring stick to see where Gio belongs.”
Also looking to stay undefeated will be Cris Reyes, who has
put on a power display in his last two appearances.
A 2015 National PAL champion, Reyes is 3-0 during the early
stages of his career, winning his last two fights by
“Leading up to this fight training has gone great. I’ve been
training hard not only for this fight but for my future,”
the 19-year-old Reyes said. “Fans should expect to see a
future superstar in the making to put on an amazing show.”
Yakima’s Andres Reyes, who is no relation to Cris Reyes,
will return to the ring following a year hiatus. Reyes
(7-3-1, 2 KOs) will face the always tough Sean Gee in a
“The fans will get their money's worth with this fight,”
said Reid Goyette, who trains Andres Reyes at Reid’s Hell
Garage. “When one of my fighters from the Hell Garage fights
at the Battle at the Boat I usually say this will be fight
of the night, and this could be fight of the night.”
Also on the undercard will be a 4-round bout in the
127-pound weight division between undefeated Juan Gomez
(1-0-0) and Gilberto Duran and a 140-pound fight between
Andres Garcia Albaca and Luis DeAlba.
Battle at the Boat 117 will feature the VIP experience with
3rdRow Seats being discounted to $75 per ticket. All fans
seated in in the VIP section (rows 1-3) will have an
exclusive access point and a dedicated server to help create
a true VIP experience.