Undefeated Cabrera-Mioletti To Face Cardona
In Main Event Of Battle At The Boat 117
Undefeated junior lightweight Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti will
look to continue his quest towards a top 20 world ranking
when he faces Isaias Martin Cardona in the main event of
Battle at the Boat 117 on Sept. 8 at the Emerald Queen
Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
The 129-pound contest is scheduled for 10 rounds and
highlights the six-bout card, which also includes an
intriguing semi-main event between fan favorite Jorge
Linares and Seattle’s Shae Green.
“I’ve been promoting boxing for three decades and Giovanni
is without question one of the most gifted young fighters I
have ever seen,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “He’s a
talent, and he’s headed towards great things. This is a
chance for the Pacific Northwest boxing fan to see one of
the sport’s future stars in action.”
Cabrera-Mioletti has been flawless during the early stages
of his career, posting a perfect 12-0 record.
Over his last four fights he has beaten three previously
undefeated fights in Elijah Pierce, Ray Lampkin, Jr. and
Roberto Meza. Cabrera-Mioletti’s other victory over that
span was against former Global Boxing Union world
lightweight champion Tyrone Harris.
In his last outing on June 9, Cabrera-Mioletti bested
Pierce, who entered the fight with a spotless 8-0 record, by
unanimous decision, appearing as the 97-92, 97-92, 100-90
winner on the judge’s scorecards.
This came on the heels of his victory over a then 11-0
Lampkin. In what may be his best career performance so far,
Cabrera-Mioletti defeated Lampkin, who had never been on the
canvas before in his career, by second-round TKO (2:46).
Cabrera-Mioletti’s other win in 2018 came on Jan. 13 when he
beat Harris by unanimous decision.
“Gio is a special fighter and he’s looking to make that jump
up in class and fight the best boxers in the world. This is
the next step towards him doing that,” Halquist said. “This
will be a great test for him. Cardona won’t back down. So it
should shape up to be an excellent main event.”
Cardona brings a 24-13-0 record with 16 KOs into the fight.
He last fought on May 4, losing to undefeated Pablo Vicente.
Cardona, who opened his career winning his first 16 fights
with 11 coming by knockout, has fought an undefeated fighter
seven out of his last 20 career fights. Included on the list
is current NABF featherweight champion Manny Robles III
(16-0) and World Boxing Association intercontinental
lightweight and World Boxing Council continental Americas
lightweight champion Ryan Martin (22-0).
He has also squared off against Omar Douglas, who was 17-2
when they faced each other, Winston Campos (27-3-5), and
former World Boxing Organization NABO featherweight champion
Gamalier Rodriguez (24-2-3).
“Cardona has obviously been in the ring with some of the
best fighters in the world,” Halquist said. “In this sport,
to get to the top guys you have to first get by the Cardonas
of the world. These guys are the gatekeepers. It’s the next
step Gio has to make.”
Highlighting the undercard will be a 5-round bout in the
138-pound weight division between Linares (4-1) and Green
A second 5-round contest, this at 147 pounds, will be
contested between Yakima’s Andres Reyes (7-3-1) and
Portland, Oregon’s Sean “Beast of War” Gee (4-8).
Undefeated 138-pounder Cris Reyes (3-0) will look to stay
perfect when he faces Keith Wolf (0-1) in a 4-round clash.
Rounding out the card will be a 142-pound matchup between
Andres Garcia Albaca (debut) and Luis DeAlba (debut) and a
127-pound fight between Juan Gomez (1-0) and Marco Flores
Battle at the Boat 117 will feature the VIP experience with
3rd Row 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.