Undefeated featherweight Gio Mioletti

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Giovanni “Gio” Mioletti won a unanimous decision on April 28 at the UIC Pavilion, beating formerly undefeated William Hernandez in a battle of undefeated featherweights. It was his toughest test to date and, according to his trainer and head coach, John Nocita, “He did everything he had to do to beat a very tough opponent.”

Mioletti, from suburban Woodridge, was excited to be fighting in front of his hometown fans. “I was really looking forward to this bout because I knew I’d have family and friends in attendance,” he says.

The win moves Mioletti’s record to 7-0, and Nocita thinks this is just the beginning. “He’s got all the tools to be a champion,” Nocita says. “I’ve been managing young boxers for a long time and Gio has more potential than any other fighter his age I’ve ever seen.”

Under Nocita, Mioletti has learned to be quick on his feet and improve his reflexes. “Both Leo Randolph and Sugar Ray Seales told me he was the best prospect they’ve seen in the last 20 years.”

About Bernie DiMeo

Bernie DiMeo is a longtime advertising and PR professional in Chicago He is the founder of DiMeo Comunications (www.berniedimeo.com) and Hot Sports Grills, an advertising promotional company that sells charcoal grills shaped as footballs, baseballs, golf balls and more. (www.hotsportsgrills.com). Bernie has worked with many major clients including the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, Amtrak, CTA, RTA, Popeyes, Wendy's, Phil Stefani Restaurants and many more. A Chicago Tribune marketing columnist credits his agency with the "Three Best Sports Taglines in Chicago": 1) “Good Guys Wear Black” for the White Sox, 2) “The Most Valuable Ticket in Town” for the Bulls, and 3) “Northwestern, Chicago's Big Ten Team.”

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