The “Gio Express” made another stop, Saturday night, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, in a 10 round main event presented by Brian Halquist Productions. This was Halquist’s “Battle At The Boat 120” and the feature bout pitted Super Featherweights Giovanni “Gio” Cabrera Mioletti (16-0-0 w/7 KOs) Chicago, Illinois taking on Recky Dulay (11-5-0 w/8 KOs) Philippines.
Although scheduled for 10 rounds “Gio” made it an early night, first picking apart Dulay with crisp jabs and counter punching, as Dulay tried to close the distance and landed some shots of his own. In the third round Gio began battering him with power shots, which resulted in Dulay remaining on the stool and not coming out for the fourth round. He had enough of the “Gio Express”. In another dominant performance by “Gio” this one goes down in the record books as his 16th win, via a TKO in the 3rd round.
IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat (26-1, 13 KOs) will put his rating on the line against Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round showdown on Saturday, March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif. In the co-feature, former world champions Jessie Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs) and Rico Ramos(30-5, 13 KOs) will clash in a 10-round featherweight bout with potential world title implications.
Tickets for this show are priced at $60. and $75. and can be purchased on line at www.socafights.com
I was saddened to learn this past week that a dear friend of mine, past president and member of the executive VP board of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Dr. Joe Noriega, passed away on February 18, 2019.
Joe was well known in the Los Angeles area for his outstanding work in the chiropractic field.
He is survived by his lovely wife Nelly, and sons Dr. Jess, and Chris.
May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.
Funeral services will be held on March 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California 90601.
Eight years down and our ninth year of Fight Club OC shows begins on February 21, 2019 and TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT www.socafights.com.
To all the
fans who have supported Fight Club OC shows over the years a huge thank you
from Roy Englebrecht Promotions and for making the Fight Club OC shows “the
most fun you can have on a Thursday night in Orange County”.
In 2019 fans will once again enjoy the only hybrid pro boxing show and martial arts regular scheduled show in the Southland but they will see the launch of our new Ringside Grandstands section. This will give The Hangar more of an arena look with three grandstand sections located in Section C under the video board that will accommodate 210 fans and increase capacity to 1,260 fans.
boxing website dmboxing.com picked Giovanni “Gio” Cabrera
Mioletti as one of 2018’s top prospects! On Friday, January 11, 2019 he showed
us why! In a 10 round main event presented by Brian Halquist Productions, at
the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Gio took out former world rated
veteran Antonio Escalante in just 3 rounds.
The undefeated Gio, fighting out of Chicago, Illinois tipped the scales 129.2 while Escalante, fighting out of El Paso, Texas, weighed in at 128.8, but that’s as close as the fight ever got! Before a packed house, Gio went to work from the opening bell. His movement and ring generalship clearly sent a message to Escalante, that this wasn’t going to be his night. In the second round Gio dropped the veteran with a crisp left hand on the button. Escalante got up and survived the round, but the writing was on the wall. In the third, southpaw Gio stepped on the gas and midway through the round used a right jab to set up a picture perfect combination, left uppercut followed by a right hook. Escalante staggered back and as he was about to hit the deck, Gio added another left hand for good measure. Escalante, again, managed to get up. However he was in no shape to continue and referee Bobby Howard decided it was time to say goodnight to Mr. Escalente. The time was 1:48 of the third round. The win upped Gio’s record to 15-0 w/ 6 KOs while Escalante falls to 29-10 w/20 KOs.
When Roy Englebrecht Promotions kicks off their new four date hybrid fight series at the new ultra-modern Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, CA on Saturday, February 9th, fans will not only get to see some of the best undefeated boxing talent in Southern California, some great mixed martial arts action, and if that wasn’t enough they will also get to enjoy the most beautiful new casino in Southern California. It will all take place in the Casino’s Events Center as this new series titled the Gardens Casino Fight Night, puts all tickets priced at just $60, on sale today at www.socafights.com.
The February 9th show line up of boxers and mma fighters were introduced recently at a special Press Luncheon at the Gardens Casino. On the boxing side fight fans will see: undefeated 8-0 super middleweight out of Anaheim, Jonathan Esquivel; undefeated 9-0 super bantamweight Humberto “Filly” Rubalcava out of Westminster; 7-0 super featherweight Anthony Casillas out of South Gate; and 1-0 bantamweight Anthony Ramirez out of Fontana. These four undefeated boxers will bring a perfect 25-0 record with 18 knockouts into the Events Center.
After more than three decades of delivering world-class combative sports events to fight fans in intimate settings throughout Southern California, Roy Englebrecht Promotions today announced that in 2019, he will continue to raise the bar with Fight Night a new Saturday night fight series in the Event Center at the all-new The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, California. “I am excited to bring pro boxing to the Event Center and it intimate setting of 1,112 seats,” said promoter and California Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Englebrecht. “This exclusive agreement with the Gardens Casino and its General Manager Ron Sarabi allows us to focus on providing another quality fight series to the millions of boxing fans in Southern California. With these four new shows and our six Fight Club OC shows, we will be the busiest fight promoter in Southern California, bringing fight fans 10 regularly scheduled shows in 2019.” The Gardens Casino Fight Night will launch its first of four shows on Saturday, February 9, with subsequent events scheduled for May 18, August 3, and November 9.
With its $90 million renovation just a few years ago, The Gardens Casino is now a 200,000 square-foot structure and has one of the biggest card rooms in the world. With over 300 tables, daily tournaments, and multiple card game offerings, The Gardens Casino is an amazing entertainment stop in Southern California. “All of us at The Gardens Casino are excited to bring professional boxing and the new Fight Night series to our completely remodeled casino in 2019. Roy Englebrecht Promotions is regarded as one of the top fight promotions companies in California and the eight-year success of their Fight Club OC shows warrants that claim,” stated Ron Sarabi, The Gardens Casino General Manager. “Knowing the quality of that Roy brings to all his shows I know that fans at our Gardens Casino Fight Night shows will get their money’s worth of action. I can’t wait for opening night on Saturday, February 9.” Expected to compete on the February 9 event will be a trio of rising stars sporting a combined record of 24-0, as Jonathan Esquivel (8-0) of Anaheim, Orange County’s Humberto “Filly” Rubalcava (9-0) and Alexander “The Great” Enriquez (7-0) prepare to wow the crowd in Hawaiian Gardens. “With commitments from these top prospects, I am convinced that with one of the best new sports bars in Southern California in the Triple 7 Sports Bar & Grill, allowing fight fans to come early for a great dinner or stay after the show for drinks that The Gardens Casino Fight Night shows will be the most fun you can have on a Saturday night in Southern California,” said Englebrecht. Season Seats will be sold for the four 2019 shows and interested fans can contact Drew Englebrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Season Seat Order Form. Individual show tickets will go on sale to the public on January 9th at www.socafights.com, with all tickets priced at $60.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions / P.O. Box 10205 / Newport Beach, CA 92658
In the sport of boxing when you are undefeated you are considered on your way to becoming the best, and on Thursday night December 6th four undefeated boxers are on their journey to be the best when they highlight the Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
How about 11-0 Serhii Bohachuk a monster at super welterweight with all his wins by KO. How about Andreas Katzourakis who might only be 1-0 as a pro but is considered the best 160 lbs. out of Greece. How about 2-0 Sean Garcia from Victorville, who’s bloodline starts with his brother big time prospect Ryan Garcia. How about 1-0 Sergio Gonzalez out of Corona who was a top amateur before turning pro earlier this year.
On Saturday night, unbeaten Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (14-0 with 5 KO’s) scored an impressive 7th round TKO over previously unbeaten Headley Scott (11-1 with 10 KO’s). This was the featured main event on Brian Halquist Productions’, “Battle at the Boat 118”, at Tacoma, Washington’s Emerald Queen Casino. This also marks the sixth time, in his short career, Cabrera-Mioletti has scored an impressive win over an undefeated fighter!
The scheduled, 10 round, Super Featherweight (130 pounds) bout saw both fighters coming in trim and ready for action. Cabrera-Mioletti tipped the scales at 129.9 while Scott weighed in at an even 130. But from the opening bell, the superior skilled Cabrera-Mioletti dominated the tough, but awkward Scott. For six rounds he battered, cut, and wobbled Scott. In the 7th he backed Scott into the ropes and unloaded a barrage of punches, forcing referee Jeff Macaluso to call an end to the bout at the 2:27 mark. To Headley’s credit, he never gave up and true to his record of 11 wins with 10 by knockout, he tried to turn out Cabrera-Mioletti’s lights right up until the very end.