TACOMA (February 15, 2018) – It will be a clash of the unbeatens in the main event of Battle at the Boat 115 when Giovanni Mioletti Cabrera and Ray Lampkin, Jr. face off against each other at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on March 17.
Fresh off the biggest win of his young career, Mioletti Cabrera will put his perfect 10-0 record on the line against Lampkin’s equally impressive 11-0 career mark in a 10-round super featherweight contest.
The six-bout card will also feature three additional undefeated fighters on the undercard, including Fatlum Zhuta, who will face Walter Wright in a 6-round super middleweight featured bout.
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
After besting previously undefeated Roberto Meza to close out last year, Mioletti Cabrera opened 2018 with his greatest triumph to date as he beat IBF’s former USBA lightweight champion Tyrone Harris (26-11, 16 KOs) on Jan. 13 via unanimous decision.
“I expect to establish myself in 2018 as a world (title) contender,” Mioletti Cabrera said. “I’m ready to prove myself in the ring against anyone who wants to test their chances. Training has been great so far (in 2018). I haven’t stopped since my last win in January. I’m in the best shape I have ever been in my life and I’m getting stronger.”
Mioletti Cabrera, who fights out of Chicago, has fought four times in Tacoma. During his second career fight he handily defeated an 8-2 Jeremy McCleary.
In addition to his win over Meza, who was 8-0 at the time of their fight, the 23-year-old Mioletti Cabrera has bested three undefeated boxers.
He will look to make Lampkin No. 4.
But that will certainly be easier said than done as Lampkin has yet to taste the sting of defeat himself.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Lampkin is coming off perhaps the biggest win of his career as well after winning a unanimous decision over Joshua Davis, who brought a strong 11-1 record in to their Oct. 19, 2017 fight in Atlanta.
Lampkin is the son of former NABF lightweight champion Ray Lampkin, Sr., who opened his career an impressive 19-0-1 over his first 20 bouts and once fought Roberto Duran for the WBA World Lightweight Title in 1975.
Lampkin has fought three times at the Emerald Queen Casino, the last time coming in 2015 when he knocked Andres Reyes from the ranks of the undefeated with a majority decision win.
“The Battle at the Boat is 21 years old. We’ve had probably 700 fights over those two decades and I can’t remember having a fight that featured two undefeated fighters both with double digit wins facing each other, and it’s becoming rarer these days to see that,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “We have two very exciting fighters both looking to take that next step towards a world championship. This is a huge opportunity for both of them. It should be a thrilling main event for the fans.”
Wright, who competed on ESPN’s The Contender Season 2, came off a five-year layoff to win his return bout on Jan.12, defeating Rafael Valencia by unanimous decision. Appearing as the overwhelming 60-54 victor on all three judge’s scorecards, Wright, a native of Seattle, improved his record to 15-4 with the win.
Zhuta also fought on the Jan. 12 Battle at the Boat 114 undercard, and it was about as dominating a performance as any on the card as he knocked out Eddie Hunter a mere 40 seconds into their fight.
Battle at the Boat 115 will also feature a 121-pound bout between Marcos Flores (1-0) and Isaiah Najera (3-2), a 135-pound fight between Nicholas Credit (debut) and Cris Reyes (1-0), a 154-pound bout between Eduardo Torres (2-1-1) and Dex Montenegro (1-3) and a contest between Jorge Linages (2-1, 2 KOs) and Nichoulas Brannies (1-7-0)
Battle at the Boat 115 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.
Battle at the Boat 115 is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions. For more information, please visit www.halquistproductions.com and the Battle at the Boat Facebook page.
Battleat the Boat 115 Card
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10 Round Main Event – Super Featherweights
Giovanni Mioletti Cabrera (10-0-0, 2 KOs) vs. Ray Lampkin, Jr. (11-0-0, 4 KOs)
6 Round Semi-Main Event
164 pounds: Fatlum Zhuta (5-0-1, 4 KOs) vs. Walter Wright (15-4-0, 7 KOs)
4 Round Undercard Bouts
121 pounds: Marcos Flores (1-0-0) vs. Isaiah Najera (3-2-0, KO)
135 pounds: Cris Reyes (1-0-0) vs. Nicholas Credit (debut)
154 pounds: Eduardo Torres (2-1-1, KO) vs. Dex Montenegro (1-3-0, KO)
140 pounds: Jorge Linares (2-1-0, 2 KOs) vs. Nichoulas Brannies (1-7-0)