Starting off his pro career on March 2011 age 18, Miguel Cartagena has had a total of 15 fights - 13 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws. 5 of the wins coming via stoppage. Cartagena's longest KO streak is 3 fights long out of his 15 pro career fights.
Setting up his pro career well and building his confidence in the pro ring, Cartagena became the 6th person to take Omar Gonzalez the distance and claimed a UD debut win. Cartagena's win streak continued to amass with 8 wins against fighters such as Angel Carvajal, Jose Rivera and Christian Cruz.
Cartagena then went on to fight and beat Angel Carvajal on April 27th, 2013 maintaining his unbeaten record. In 2013 Cartagena fought his next opponent Angel Carvajal and defeated him via UD. Cartagena was the 3rd person to go the distance with Carvajal. Cartagena's win streak of 7 rose to 12 following 5 great wins, becoming the 2nd person to stop Miguel Robles (Round 2 KO), 6th person to go the distance with Eduardo Melendez and 5th person to stop Felipe Rivas.
The first defeat of Cartagena's career came against Timur Shailezov on April 24th, 2014. This took his career record to 12-1-0. Cartagena was beaten by Timur Shailezov in the 3rd round. The win came via TKO in the 3rd round.
Cartagena kept his losses at 1 by beating Jesus Gonzales on August 23rd, 2014. In 2014 Cartagena fought his next opponent Jesus Gonzales and defeated him via UD. Cartagena was the 5th person to go the distance with Gonzales.
On October 18th, 2014, Cartagena took on and was defeated by Emmanuel Rodriguez meaning his career tally went to 13-2-0 Left wondering where Cartagena's career will go next, Rodriguez became only the 2nd man to stop Cartagena in the 1st round of a 10 round fight.