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The Gio Express Rolls On … Cabrera Mioletti Now 16-0

Photo: Mike Blair / Boxingprospects.net

By Steve Corbo

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.

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The Gio Express Rolls On: Cabrera Mioletti Now 15-0

By Steve Corbo

This 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.

Photo: Mike Blair / Boxingprospects.net

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.

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Chalk Up Another Win For The Now 14-0 Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti

 

By Steve Corbo  

 

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.

 

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“12 Questions For a 12-0 Fighter” … Now 13-0

By Steve Corbo

On June 30, 2018  dmboxing.com  ran an article about a young undefeated fighter, Giovanni  “Gio” Cabrera Mioletti, entitled “12  Questions for a 12 – 0 Fighter”.  Saturday night, in front of a packed house at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington,  Gio put his 12 – 0 record on the line in a scheduled 10 round Main Event against former WBA Super Featherweight Interim World Title Challenger Carlos Padilla of Colombia.  

To the delight of those in attendance,  Gio put on a boxing clinic before ending the affair and sending Padilla home early.  He decisively out boxed his opponent in the first three rounds, then opened up in the fourth, rocking Padilla near the end of the round.  Although hurt, Padilla managed to survive the round, but it would take more than a 60 second break for him to recover.  After being checked over by the ringside physician, and with no opposition from his corner, the Doc pulled the plug, keeping Padilla from coming out for the 5th round.  For Gio it is his fourth win this year and ups his record to 13 – 0 with 4 KOs.  Padilla drops to 16 – 8 – 1 with 10 wins by KO.  

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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 dmboxing.com 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 Amazon.com and book retailers throughout the United States.

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http://oasisaudio.com/author-reader/steve-corbo/    

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A Great Fight … A Great Event

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com 

I have enjoyed boxing for almost 60 years and I always enjoy a good fight.  Recently, I watched the video of a bout that took place a few years ago.  Felix Strum defended his WBA Super World Middleweight Title against Martin Murray.  The fight took place in Mannheim, Germany on December 2, 2011.  The ring announcer was Steve Corbo from Chicago, who did an outstanding job.  Hall of Fame referee Stanley Christodoulou was the third man in the ring. 

This is as fine an exhibition of the sweet science as you will ever see.  The fight was televised throughout the world, but it has never been televised in the USA.  Please Note: due to programming, there is no sound for 67 seconds during the playing of the German National Anthem.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this video, compliments of dmboxing.com 

The NFL, NBA, MLB and Boxing

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on January 5, 2013
 
By Steve Corbo
 
 
Author Steve Corbo (kneeling) with current NFL player Tommy Zbikowski and members of the University of Notre Dame Football Team, including NFL Quarterback Brady Quinn, after one of Zbikowski’s amateur bouts.
 
      
Like most of us I was dismayed by the performance of the Men’s US Olympic Boxing Team in London. Add to our Olympic debacle the AIBA problems with USA Boxing, and it gets downright discouraging. Even those of us who love the game have to admit, boxing in the United States, just isn’t what it used to be.  And that is especially true in the heavier weight divisions.
 
To remind myself of what it used to be like I looked at a Ring Magazine from April 1980.  “The Ring’s World Ratings” listed the top ten heavyweights in the world, nine (9) of whom were from the United States.
 

THE FIGHT – Book Review

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

The Fight

By Steve Corbo (Guest Post)

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.”

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Boxing Judge Mauro DiFiore

The following article was written by Steve Corbo and is Reprinted here on dmboxing.com with permission of Fra Noi  www.franoi.com Copyright 2017.

About The Author:  Steve Corbo has more than 35 years in the boxing game. He has been a professional boxing judge; color commentator for televised boxing; and is a top ring announcer, especially in Europe, where he has announced major world championship title bouts. Harold Lederman, a Boxing Hall of Famer and member of HBO Boxing’s broadcast team, has called Corbo, “one of the best boxing ring announcers in the entire world.” A Chicago native, he has also been heard as the backup PA announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing one of professional boxing’s most respected stars outside of the ring. From Chicago, the only Italian-American professional boxing judge in the state of Illinois, always in the neutral corner, is Mauro DiFiore.

DiFiore never steps into the ring and he must always maintain strict neutrality. His skills and 50 years of boxing experience have made him one of the most sought after professional boxing judges in the world.

His reputation as one of the best has brought him to a level few ever attain. The globetrotting DiFiore has judged championship matches all over the world. He has appeared on HBO, Showtime, ESPN and several international networks where he has been seen by millions of fight fans.

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