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.
What’s next for Cabrera-Mioletti? Possibly a USBA Title Fight in early 2019. Perhaps at Featherweight? But somewhere down the road a matchup with California’s Ryan Garcia seems like a can’t miss barn burner. Unless Garcia out grows the weight class, these two undefeated fighters are on a certain collision course, with the fans being the winner in this one!