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12 Questions for a 12-0 Fighter


By Steve Corbo 

Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti is a rising star in the making in the world of professional boxing. In two years since turning professional, the super featherweight (130 lbs.) has put together a picture perfect record of 12 wins, with no losses and no draws.  Not all that unusual in today’s fight game.  But what is unusual is almost half of his wins, five (5) to be exact, have been against undefeated fighters!

Compare that to Oscar De La Hoya who fought only one (1) undefeated fighter in his first twelve fights, while all-time greats Sugar Ray Leonard, and even “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali,  didn’t fight any undefeated fighters in their first twelve professional bouts.  Now I am not intimating that Mioletti is another De La Hoya, Leonard or Ali; at this stage, he’s another young boxer, paying his dues and just coming up. But he’s coming up hard and that’s refreshing to see!

In his last fight, on June 9, 2018, he won a 10-round unanimous decision over undefeated Elijah Pierce who was 8–0 with seven of his eight wins by knockout! In the fight before that, Mioletti needed only two rounds to stop the undefeated Ray Lampkin, Jr. who was 11-0. 

To introduce you to this young fighter, I asked him twelve questions, one for each of his professional wins.  There are a lot of young, talented boxers out there, just waiting in the wings to get their shot at stardom.  Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti is one of them.  Keep an eye on this kid …

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“The Fight”

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on on June 23, 2014

Chicago based ring announcer Steve Corbo, who has been a hit with audiences in Europe, recently recorded Luke Wordley’s top selling novel, “The Fight”.

At the top of the charts in Great Britain, “The Fight” has recently been released in the United States with the audio version being recorded by Corbo and released by Oasis Audio.

Two-time World Champion boxer, Nigel Benn, has enthusiastically endorsed “The Fight”. Reading the book this summer, he said: “I loved The Fight.  I just couldn’t put it down. It is so realistic and true to life.  I can’t recommend this book enough.”

Publishers Weekly reviewed “The Fight” and said “Wordley has written a champion novel that will stand out in a crowded ring of contenders.”

Available at and book retailers throughout the United States.

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George Garcia – R. I. P.

*** FLASHBACK – This article originally appeared on on August 16, 2015


By David Martinez /

My dear best of friends George Garcia, age 60,  passed away peacefully at his home in Montebello, California on August 13, 2015 after his battle with cancer.  George was a special friend because he was giving and the kindest of people that I have ever known.

George 2-crop

We met about twenty years ago through the boxing circles.  He attended many World Boxing Hall of Fame banquets during my ten year (1997-2007) tenure on the Board of Directors.

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Why Duran Would Have Got Past Pacman

*** FLASHBACK –  This article originally appeared on on November 4, 2009 

NOTE:  Jim Amato is a friend and has contributed to since 2008.  His opinions and input are honest to the highest of quality.  His expertise in boxing is second to none and his work is respected by all.  To view all of Jim’s article’s – go to the Categories menu section and click onto his name. 

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer 

With all due credit, Manny Pacquiao is on top of today’s boxing world. He is the “Man”. His destruction of Oscar De La Hoya drove the “Golden Boy” into retirement and put Manny as the #1 fighter pound for pound in the world today.  His hammer job on the formidable Ricky Hatton put an exclamation point on his current status.

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

It is pretty much known in the fight community nationally that Fight Club OC is the premier club show series in the USA.  On the June 7th Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, the country as well as the world will now understand its unique status when a major social media platform debuts the first show of a new upcoming series!  That is all the information promoter Roy Englebrecht can give now with more coming as the June 7th show gets closer.
Not only will fans in attendance at The Hangar have a front row seat to the filming but will also be treated to a great seven bout boxing and mixed martial arts card featuring a true Southern California lineup of young prospects.  Headlining will be 4-1 David “Left Hook” Lopez facing tough 1-0 Donte Stubbs out of Santa Ana in a super welterweight boxing match. 

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Current Champions

Every three months on a quarterly basis offers this feature – the current boxing champions in each weight division.  They are shown in their respective world title belt organization.  Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in following format: win-loss-draw-no contest (knockout wins) and the date of winning their title.

As of May 23, 2018 )          

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Lomachenko vs. Linares RECAP … Golovkin and Middleweight Division … Munguia vs. Ali Result

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Last weekend, Vasyl Lomachenko found himself in a fight going into the tenth round that was close with one judge having it two points lead for Lomanchenko, another scoring a two round lead for his opponent Jorge Linares with final judge seeing it a draw. 

Lomachenko has been a champion since his third fight and in his twelve fight, he has moved up in weight from featherweight to lightweight, and considering most fighters are nowhere near to an championship belt  in their twelve fights and Lomachenko having already won eight championship fights coming into this fight.  He came into this fight with Linares seven knock outs in row, with the last four fighters retired in their corner.   This was his first attempt at the lightweight title and Jorge Linares was the first fighter since the Russell match that prove competitive with Lomachenko.

Linares landed more power punches where Lomachenko landed more jabs and Lomachenko was more accurate in his punches but the number of punches were nearly equal.  Linares even sent Lomachenko down for a quick knockdown in the sixth round.  In the tenth, Lomachneko unleashed a five punch combinations that sent Linares down for good. 

The question now where Lomachenko go?  In the lightweight division, there are some good options to including fights with Ray Beltran and Mikey Garcia to unify portions of the lightweight titles. Lomachenko is one of those complete fighters who can box and slug and has eight knockouts in his twelve fights but these knockouts came against championship caliber fighters and not inflated by weak opponents.  So Lomachenko power is for real. 

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The Best Fighters Without a Heavyweight Title – by Decade

The following article is a Guest Post from Darin Dobson who I met on Facebook.  I enjoy his boxing input; here he offers his opinion which I am delighted to post and share. Thank You Darin.   

Here are the best boxers in each era/decade who did not win the heavyweight championship of the world ( major version )
Bareknuckle – Samuel Elias
1900’s – Joe Choynski
1910’s – Sam Langford
1920’s – Young Stribling
1930’s – Tommy Farr
1940’s – Arturo Godoy
1950’s – Roland LaStarza
1960’s – Jerry Quarry
1970’s – Ron Lyle
1980’s – James Tillis
1990’s – Donovan Ruddock
2000’s – David Tua