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Cartagena on Ring Return, Plans in 2014, More

By Tim Kudgis

Tonight, Miguel Cartagena (9-0) will see action for the 4th time in 2013 when he meets Eduardo Valenzuela (5-3-1).  This fight will be apart of the Bobby Gunn-Glen Johnson undercard at the Sands Casino as well as LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv.

Miguel is a high touted super flyweight prospect out of Philadelphia, PA.  Miguel is managed by an up and coming and soon to powerhouse manager Mark Cipparone.  Both men know and impressive victory by Miguel could  start to open door sin 2014.   Boxingsene.com was able to sit down with Miguel today before his fight tonight LIVE on GFL.tv.  Here is what he had to say:

Boxingscene.com:  How is training camp?

Miguel Cartagena:  Great.  Real good.  It was a great 8 weeks since the card was pushed back from the 3rd to the 18th.  I had an extra 2 weeks.  I made weight with ease.  I feel strong mentally and physically.

Boxingscene.com:  Who have you been working with for this fight?

Miguel Cartagena:  I have been training with Raul Rivas also Main Objective Fitness for strength & conditioning. Also Rasheem Jefferson is my number 2.

I don't know any of the guys I am sparring with.  They do not stay in camp long enough.

Boxingscene.com:  What do you know about your opponent?

Miguel Cartagena:  I don't know anything at all.  I didn't even look into him.  It doesn't matter to me.  I am confident in my training both mentally and psychically.  The division I am in, super flyweight, opponents always get switched up so I am use to not knowing. 

Boxingscene.com:  Your opponent has never been stopped.  Will you be gunning to be the 1st?

Miguel Cartagena:  He has never been stopped?  See you know more about him than I do.  I'm not shooting for a KO.  I am just shooting for the win.  It doesn't matter how I win as long as I win.

Boxingscene.com:  With a victory tonight, what is your game plan for 2014?

Miguel Cartagena:  Keep on fighting.  Try to get more fights.  Train harder.  Keep on fighting until the next level.

Boxingscene.com:  For the fans who are not familiar with you, how did you get into boxing?

Miguel Cartagena:  My dad signed me up.  I went to the gym at 1st and never left.  I hated it for the 1st month and a half. My dad told me to stick it out and I never looked back.  Now I do it for myself and my newborn son.  I fight to open doors for him that were opened for me when I was growing up.

Boxingscene.com:  Tell me about your amateur background?

Miguel Cartagena:  I was 147-11.  I won many tournaments.  I won the National Golden Gloves 4 times.  I won the AIBA World Games and US National Championships.  I fought all over the world.  I think 9 different countries.  I fought in Italy, England, Russia, Germany, Japan and more.

Boxingscene.com:  What fight did you learn the most from?

Miguel Cartagena:  Fighting the Italian Gold Medalist.  I lost the 1st time but won the 2nd time.  I learned the  most from him.

Boxingscene.com:  Who was your favorite fight growing up?

Miguel Cartagena:  Roy Jones Jr. & the old (good) Zab Judah.

Boxingscene.com:  How do you feel about you fight being shown around the world LIVE on GFL.tv?

Miguel Cartagena:  Pretty excited .  I have been on TV before.  I am starting to get use to it.  I was the opening bout for Judah-Garcia on Showtime.

Boxingscene.com:  Who are you picking in the Main Event?  Bobby Gunn or Glen Johnson?

Miguel Cartagena:  I am picking Bobby Gunn.  He is the local guy and I support him 100%!

Boxingscene.com:  What can fans watching expect from you?

Miguel Cartagena:  A nice, explosive, and exciting fight!

Boxingscene.com:  Is there anyone you want to shout out?

Miguel Cartagena:  Team Cartagena, Club 1957 Boxing Management, Main Objective Fitness, Ron Hardwork Benson, & NoFear23!

Ticket are still available but almost sold out. Tickets for the XFE promoted “Celtic Warrior vs Road Warrior”, a surefire candidate for Cruiserweight Fight of the Year, are available by going tohttp://sandseventcenter.com/event/details/world-championship-boxing/ or calling the Sands box office at 610-297-7400. Tickets are $50, $75, $125, & $200.

If you can't be live in attendance you can watch the event from start to finish from anywhere in the WORLD LIVE on GFL.tv!  Order once & re watch for LIFE on GFL OnDemand!

 http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Glen_Johnson_V_Bobby_Gunn/2139

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