TACOMA, Wash. – For two rounds Recky Dulay kept shaking his head, indicating the punches Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti was landing had no effect on him.
Turns out they did.
Cabrera Mioletti remained undefeated with a third-round TKO victory over Dulay in the main event of Battle at the Boat 120 Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Cabrera Mioletti improved his record to a spotless 16-0-0, picking up his fourth consecutive win via knockout.
The super featherweight bout was scheduled for 10 rounds, but Cabrera Mioletti’s power made sure it never saw the fourth round.
After an evenly fought first round, Cabrera Mioletti started to take control of the contest, connecting with jabs and combinations throughout the next two rounds.
Following the third round, Dulay (11-5-0, 6 KOs) remained in his corner, leading to the stoppage.
Miguel Contreras highlighted a strong undercard with a second-round TKO (2:35) victory over Keasen Freeman to improve his record to 7-0.
Niko McFarland won his fourth consecutive fight by defeating Manuel Ortega by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) in a 140-pound bout.
The undercard also saw Charon Spain defeat Andres Garcia Abarca by unanimous decision (39-37, 39-37, 39-37), William Parra-Smith score a win over Luis DeAlba by third-round TKO (:01) and Gerardo Esquivel beat Dylan Blakesley by first-round TKO (2:51).
Over in Lomza, Poland, former cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (57-4-1, 39 KOs) won ten round unanimous decision over Alexandru Jur (18-3, 7 KOs) at the Olimpijczyków Sports & Entertainment Hall.
The scores were 96-94, 97-93 and 99-91.
The former champ gets his fourth win since getting knocked out in 2017 by Murat Gassiev.
Featured on the undercard, super middleweight prospect Fyodor Czerkaszyn (12-0, 7 KOs) picked up a stoppage win over former world champion Kassim Ouma (29-13-1, 18 KOs) in the second round.
For the 40-year-old Ouma, it was his fourth defeat in a row and his fifth loss in his last six fights.
The stoppage came without warning in the second round, when Ouma’s corner threw in the towel for no reason. Their boxer was not in danger or even getting hit at the time they decided to stop the fight.