For two rounds Recky Dulay kept shaking his head, indicating the punches Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti was landing had no effect on him.
Turns out they did.
Cabrera Mioletti remained undefeated with a third-round TKO victory over Dulay in the main event of Battle at the Boat 120 Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Cabrera Mioletti improved his record to a spotless 16-0-0, picking up his fourth consecutive win via knockout.
The super featherweight bout was scheduled for 10 rounds, but Cabrera Mioletti’s power made sure it never saw the fourth round.
After an evenly fought first round, Cabrera Mioletti started to take control of the contest, connecting with jabs and combinations throughout the next two rounds.
Following the third round, Dulay (11-5-0, 6 KOs) remained in his corner, leading to the stoppage.
Miguel Contreras highlighted a strong undercard with a second-round TKO (2:35) victory over Keasen Freeman to improve his record to 7-0.
Niko McFarland won his fourth consecutive fight by defeating Manuel Ortega by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) in a 140-pound bout.
The undercard also saw Charon Spain defeat Andres Garcia Abarca by unanimous decision (39-37, 39-37, 39-37), William Parra-Smith score a win over Luis DeAlba by third-round TKO (:01) and Gerardo Esquivel beat Dylan Blakesley by first-round TKO (2:51).
Battle at the Boat 120 results
Main Events – 128 pounds (10 rounds)
Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti (16-0-0, 7 KOs) d. Recky Dulay (11-5-0, 6 KOs), TKO (3rd round, 3:00)
140 pounds – Niko McFarland d. Manuel Ortega, unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
146 pounds – Charon Spain d. Andres Garcia Abarca, unanimous decision (39-37, 39-37, 39-37)
141 pounds – William Parra-Smith d. Luis DeAlba, TKO (3rd round, :01)
140 pounds – Miguel Contreras d. Keasen Freeman, TKO (2nd round, 2:35)
145 pounds – Gerardo Esquivel d. Dylan Blakesley, TKO (1st round, 2:51)
Undefeated super featherweight Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti will attempt to improve his record to 16-0 when he faces dangerous Recky Dulay in the main event of Battle at the Boat 120 on Saturday.
Taking place at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., the event will feature six bouts, highlighted by the 10-round contest between Cabrera Mioletti (15-0) and Dulay (11-4).
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and allTicketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Cabrera Mioletti, a native of Seattle who now fights out of Chicago, is coming off a victory over former world title contender Antonio Escalante on Jan. 11. Cabrera Mioletti won the fight by third-round TKO, giving him three consecutive wins via knockout.
He also bested previously undefeated Headley Scott by seventh-round TKO on Nov. 17 and Carlos Padilla by fourth-round knockout on Sept. 8.
“We have been putting on shows for more than two decades and we’ve never seen a hotter prospect than Gio,” said promoter Brian Halquist, whose Battle at the Boat series is the longest running tribal boxing event in the nation. “Dulay will be a great test for him as he continues to climb the rankings.”
Dulay brings an impressive resume into the contests as he has been in the ring with current undefeated World Boxing Association Super WorldSuper Featherweight champion Gervonta Davis and handed former World Boxing Association Fedelatin Super Featherweight champion Jaime Arboleba his first career defeat.
The undercard will feature a super lightweight bout between Niko McFarland and Manuel Ortega.
McFarland is looking to win his fourth straight bout.
“I’m determined to keep that streak going. It’s my time now,”McFarland said.
This marks Ortega’s return to boxing following a five-year hiatus.
“It feels great to be back. I am, of course, a little nervous,”said Ortega, who has faced two world champions during his career, “but (I) have been wanting to get back in the ring for a while now. I am grateful for the opportunity.”
Battle at the Boat 120 will also see two additional super lightweight bouts between Luis DeAlba and William Parra Smith and Dylan Blakesly taking on Carlos Hernandez, as well as a five-round welterweight fight between Andres Garcia Abarca vs Charon Spain.
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Battle atthe Boat 120 Card
Saturday,March 23, 2019
10 Round Main Event –Super Featherweight
Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti vs. Recky Dulay
6 Round Undercard Bouts
MiguelContreras vs. Keasen Freeman
4 Round Undercard Bouts
Manuel Ortega vs Niko McFarland
Andres Garcia Abarca vs Charon Spain
Luis DeAlba vs William Parra-Smith
Dylan Blakesly vs Carlos Hernandez