Undefeated Miguel Cartagena takes on Timur Shailezov TONIGHT at the Sands in Bethlehem


Philadelphia, PA (April 24, 2014)–Tonight at the sands in Bethlehem, undefeated Flyweight, Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena will take on Timur Shailezov in a 6-round Bantamweight bout as part of a card promoted by Iron Mike Tyson Promotions.

Cartagena of Philadelphia has been nothing short of perfect as he has racked up a record of 12-0 with 5 knockouts.

The 21-year old has faced good competition in his young career as his wins over undefeated Angel Carvajal (2-0); veterans Jhon Molina, Felipe Rivas and in his last bout where he scored 2nd round stoppage over Miguel Robles (12-3-2) on March 21 in Chester, PA.

“I took this fight on three days notice. I been training so it’s not like a last minute thing,”said Cartagena. “I am in shape and I feel strong. I am ready to get another win.”

“I want to thank everyone who is coming out on short notice. I am going to go out there and put on a great show. I want to thank Club 1957 Management and Mark Cipparone for this opportunity.”

Said Cartagena’s manager Mark Cipparone, “We are very happy with Miguel. In his last bout, he knocked out a real good opponent in two rounds and now he is in with another tough guy and we expect another great performance.”

Shailezov of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has a record of 16-7-1 with 3 knockouts, has some quality wins such as winning the NABA Bantamweight title with a 10-round majority decision over Leon Moore (18-1). He also won the WBA Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Julio David Roque Ler (26-5).

Shailezov is coming off 8-round split decision defeat to 2012 U.S. Olympian Luis Yanez (6-0-1) on April 19.

Cartagena weighed in at 117 lbs at Thursday’s weight while Shailezov checked in at 117.5 lbs

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