Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Philadelphia rising prospect Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena is set to tangle against Ricardo Rodriguez over a scheduled 10 rounds for the vacant WBO Latino super flyweight title Friday night at the Community Center in Palm Beach, Florida.
Cartagena (14-2, 5ko’s) had a quiet 2015, as he only had one bout, which was an unanimous decision win over Javier Franco en route to claiming the then vacant IBO Latino bantamweight title.
The 23-year-old feisty boxer from Philly, was extremely active in 2014, but did suffer the only two loses of his career during that campaign. The second one coming when he was knocked out against Emmanuel Rodriguez in their vacant WBO Latino bantamweight affair.
The LA-based Mexican Rodriguez (12-3, 4ko’s) has won three of four, but his last outing was a split-decision loss to David Carmona.
Cartagena, who typically fights off emotion, will have to keep a balance attack in this bout. He is an aggressive boxer, who likes to come out swinging which might play right into Rodriguez’ hands. The first several rounds will set the tone of the bout.