Miguel Cartagena takes on Timur Shailezov TONIGHT
Tonight at the sands in Bethlehem, undefeated Flyweight, Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena will take on Timur Shailezov in a 6-round Bantamweight bout as part of a card promoted by Iron Mike Tyson Promotions.
Cartagena of Philadelphia has been nothing short of perfect as he has racked up a record of 12-0 with 5 knockouts.
The 21-year old has faced good competition in his young career as his wins over undefeated Angel Carvajal (2-0); veterans Jhon Molina, Felipe Rivas and in his last bout where he scored 2nd round stoppage over Miguel Robles (12-3-2) on March 21 in Chester, PA.
“I took this fight on three days notice. I been training so it’s not like a last minute thing,”said Cartagena. “I am in shape and I feel strong. I am ready to get another win.”
“I want to thank everyone who is coming out on short notice. I am going to go out there and put on a great show. I want to thank Club 1957 Management and Mark Cipparone for this opportunity.”
Said Cartagena’s manager Mark Cipparone, “We are very happy with Miguel. In his last bout, he knocked out a real good opponent in two rounds and now he is in with another tough guy and we expect another great performance.”
Shailezov of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has a record of 16-7-1 with 3 knockouts, has some quality wins such as winning the NABA Bantamweight title with a 10-round majority decision over Leon Moore (18-1). He also won the WBA Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Julio David Roque Ler (26-5).
Shailezov is coming off 8-round split decision defeat to 2012 U.S. Olympian Luis Yanez (6-0-1) on April 19.
Cartagena weighed in at 117 lbs at Thursday’s weight while Shailezov checked in at 117.5 lbs