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Fernando Montiel Martínez (born March 1, 1979) is a Mexican professional boxer. He is a multiple-time former world champion in three weight classes, having held the WBO flyweight title from 2001 to 2002, the WBO junior bantamweight title twice between 2002 and 2008, and the unified WBC and WBO bantamweight titles from 2010 to 2011.

Fernando Montiel
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Real nameFernando Montiel Martínez
Nickname(s)Cochulito
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach66 12 in (169 cm)
NationalityMexican
Born (1979-03-01) March 1, 1979 (age 40)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights62
Wins54
Wins by KO39
Losses6
Draws2

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Early lifeEdit

Fernando Montiel is the youngest child of Manuel Montiel Sr., a former professional boxer and Fernando's current trainer. Fernando has four brothers that are former professional boxers: Eduardo Montiel, Alejandro Felix Montiel, Pedro Montiel and Manuel Montiel Jr. Fernando learned the sport of boxing in his father's gym located in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico alongside fellow boxer, Jorge "Travieso" Arce.

Regarding his nickname, Fernando has explained that one of his father's sister could not pronounce his father's name, Manuel de Jesus, when she was of younger age, so she called her brother "Cochul." The nickname was later on passed to Fernando in diminutive form, since "Cochulito" roughly translates into "Little Cochul." The nickname has no relation to a rooster, as many have argued.

Professional careerEdit

Early years at flyweightEdit

Montiel made his professional debut on December 6, 1996, at the age of 16. He accumulated a record of 20–0–1, which included a win over future champion Cruz Carbajal, before challenging WBO Flyweight Champion Isidro García. Montiel won the bout by seventh-round TKO to become champion at age 20. He defended the Flyweight title three times against Olympic medalist Zoltan Lunka, former champion Juan Domingo Córdoba and future champion Jose "Carita" Lopez.

Super flyweightEdit

In his next bout, Montiel moved up to the super flyweight division and defeated WBO Champion Pedro Alcázar. He defended the super flyweight title against Roy Doliguez and also defeated former champion Ruben Sánchez León, but then lost the title to Mark Johnson by majority decision.

Montiel won all three of his bouts in 2004 then regained the WBO title by knocking out champion Ivan Hernández, who had recently knocked out Johnson. Montiel defended his super flyweight title against Evert Briceno (21–2) and Pramuansak Posuwan (29–0–1). In his next bout, he moved up to the bantamweight division and challenged WBO Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, but lost the bout by split decision. Montiel returned to the super flyweight division and continued defending his title by defeating Z Gorres (26–1–1), Cecilio Santos (22–7–2), Luis Melendez (25–2–1), and former champion Martín Castillo (33–2–0). On May 31, 2008, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Montiel defeated Luis Maldonado by third-round technical knockout to successfully defend his WBO title for the eighth time. Montiel knocked Maldonado down in rounds one and three and the bout was stopped during Montiel's follow-up barrage.[1]

BantamweightEdit

WBO championEdit

In his next match, he moved up to the bantamweight division and defeated future champion Juan Alberto Rosas. On March 28, 2009, he defeated Diego Oscar Silva (24–1–3) by third round knock out to win the Interim WBO Bantamweight title. On April 25, Montiel became a three division champion after being elevated to full Bantamweight Champion.[2]

On September 12, 2009, Montiel faced fellow Mexican Alejandro Valdez (21–3–2) at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit. The bout ended via technical draw at the 3rd round. On February 13, 2010, Montiel defeated Filipino prospect Ciso Morales (14–0) via KO at the 1st round, successfully defending his WBO Bantamweight title.[3]

Unified WBC and WBO championEdit

On April 30, 2010, Montiel faced WBC Bantamweight Champion Hozumi Hasegawa in Tokyo, Japan. Montiel, who was a heavy underdog leading up to the bout, knocked out Hasegawa in the fourth round, putting an end to the Japanese fighter's 5-year title reign. With the win, Montiel unified the WBC and WBO Bantamweight titles.[4]

On October 30, 2010, Montiel successfully defended his titles against Rafael Concepción. Montiel dropped Concepcion to the canvas twice in the second round before knocking him out in the third round.[5]

Losing the titles to DonaireEdit

On October 4, 2010, promoter Bob Arum announced that Fernando Montiel and Nonito Donaire are on course for a February 19, 2011 bout. Before his bout with Donaire, Fernando had a 10-round non-title bout against fellow Mexican Jovanny Soto, on December 10, 2010 in Saltillo, Coahuila. Montiel defeated Soto via KO in the second round.

On February 19, 2011, the fight against Nonito Donaire took place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Montiel suffered his first TKO loss in the second round.

Further setbacksEdit

Montiel announced in the Mexican media that he would return to the ring in the super bantamweight division, as he had difficulties making the 118 pound bantamweight limit during his fight against Donaire. He rebounded with wins over future champion Nehomar Cermeno and Alvaro Perez, then faced Victor Terrazas for the vacant WBC Silver Super Bantamweight title, but was defeated by 12 round decision in what was considered an upset.

After putting together an 8 fight winning streak, during which he moved up to the Featherweight division and secured a win over former champion Cristobal Cruz, he faced Lee Selby for the IBF World Featherweight Title but lost a 12 round decision. In his following fight, Montiel suffered a first round knockout loss to Jorge Lara.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
62 fights 54 wins 6 losses
By knockout 39 2
By decision 15 4
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
62 Loss 54–6–2   Jorge Lara KO 1 (10), 1:37 Apr 30, 2016   StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
61 Loss 54–5–2   Lee Selby UD 12 Oct 14, 2015   Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, U.S. For IBF featherweight title
60 Win 54–4–2   Rogelio Jun Doliguez UD 10 Mar 14, 2015   Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico
59 Win 53–4–2   Sergio Puente UD 10 Nov 8, 2014   Gimnasio Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
58 Win 52–4–2   Jesus Antonio Rios KO 1 (10), 1:36 Jul 26, 2014   Auditorio Municipal, Villaflores, Mexico
57 Win 51–4–2   Cristóbal Cruz MD 10 Mar 15, 2014   Palenque, Mexico
56 Win 50–4–2   Jaderes Padua KO 3 (12), 1:12 Jun 22, 2013   Hotel Azul, Zihuatanejo, Mexico Retained WBC–USNBC Silver super bantamweight title
55 Win 49–4–2   Giovanni Caro UD 12 Nov 24, 2012   Gimnasio Municipal "Josué Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Won vacant WBC–USNBC Silver super bantamweight title
54 Win 48–4–2   Arturo Santos Reyes SD 12 Jun 9, 2012   Gimnasio Manual Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Mexico
53 Win 47–4–2   Angky Angkotta KO 9 (10), 2:32 Mar 3, 2012   Mazatlán, Mexico
52 Loss 46–4–2   Victor Terrazas UD 12 Nov 19, 2011   Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico For vacant WBC Silver super bantamweight title
51 Win 46–3–2   Alvaro Perez KO 3 (10), 1:26 Aug 20, 2011   La Cetto Vineyard, Guadalupe, Mexico
50 Win 45–3–2   Nehomar Cermeño RTD 3 (12), 0:10 Jun 25, 2011   Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico
49 Loss 44–3–2   Nonito Donaire TKO 2 (12), 2:25 Feb 19, 2011   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBC and WBO bantamweight titles
48 Win 44–2–2   Jovanny Soto KO 2 (10), 2:29 Dec 10, 2010   Gimnasio Municipal, Saltillo, Mexico
47 Win 43–2–2   Rafael Concepción KO 3 (12), 1:07 Jul 17, 2010   Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico Retained WBC and WBO bantamweight titles
46 Win 42–2–2   Hozumi Hasegawa TKO 4 (12), 2:59 Apr 30, 2010   Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Won WBC bantamweight title
45 Win 41–2–2   Ciso Morales TKO 1 (12), 2:06 Feb 13, 2010   Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. Won WBO bantamweight title
44 Draw 40–2–2   Alejandro Valdez TD 3 (10) Sep 12, 2009   Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Mexico
43 Win 40–2–1   Diego Oscar Silva KO 3 (12) 2:44 Mar 28, 2009   Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico Won WBO interim bantamweight title
42 Win 39–2–1   Juan Alberto Rosas UD 10 Nov 2, 2008   Feria Nacional de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Mexico
41 Win 38–2–1   Luis Maldonado TKO 3 (12) 2:58 May 31, 2008   Plaza de Toros Monumental "El Paseo", San Luis Potosí, Mexico Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
40 Win 37–2–1   Martín Castillo KO 4 (12) 1:56 Feb 16, 2008   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
39 Win 36–2–1   Luis Melendez TKO 12 (12), 1:58 Oct 4, 2007   The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
38 Win 35–2–1   Cecilio Santos TKO 10 (12) 2:15 Jul 14, 2007   Explanada Tecate, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
37 Win 34–2–1   Z Gorres SD 12 Feb 24, 2007   Sports Complex, Cebu City, Philippines Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
36 Loss 33–2–1   Jhonny González SD 12 May 27, 2006   Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S. For WBO bantamweight title
35 Win 33–1–1   Pramuansak Posuwan UD 12 Oct 29, 2005   Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
34 Win 32–1–1   Everth Briceno UD 12 Jul 16, 2005   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
33 Win 31–1–1   Ivan Hernández KO 7 (12) 1:48 Apr 9, 2005   Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S. Won WBO junior bantamweight title
32 Win 30–1–1   Reynaldo Hurtado KO 7 (10) 1:30 Sep 3, 2004   Desert Diamond Casino, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
31 Win 29–1–1   Samuel Lopez KO 3 (10) 2:02 Apr 29, 2004   Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas, U.S.
30 Win 28–1–1   Roberto Lopez TKO 3 (10) 2:38 Jan 16, 2004   Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.
29 Loss 27–1–1   Mark Johnson MD 12 Aug 16, 2003   Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S. Lost WBO junior bantamweight title
28 Win 27–0–1   Ruben Sánchez León TKO 2 (10) 3:00 May 9, 2003   Sports Arena, San Diego, California, U.S.
27 Win 26–0–1   Roy Doliguez TKO 2 (12) Jan 18, 2003   Estadio Emilio Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
26 Win 25–0–1   Pedro Alcázar TKO 6 (12) 1:16 Jun 22, 2002   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBO junior bantamweight title
25 Win 24–0–1   José López UD 12 Sep 8, 2001   Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBO flyweight title
24 Win 23–0–1   Juan Domingo Cordoba KO 1 (12) 2:15 May 25, 2001   Discoteca El Alebrije, Acapulco, Mexico Retained WBO flyweight title
23 Win 22–0–1   Zoltan Lunka TKO 7 (12) 2:03 Mar 24, 2001   Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany Retained WBO flyweight title
22 Win 21–0–1   Isidro García TKO 7 (12) 2:15 Dec 15, 2000   Centro de Espectáculos Modelo, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Won WBO flyweight title
21 Win 20–0–1   Osvaldo Guerrero KO 8 Sep 8, 2000   Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
20 Win 19–0–1   Cruz Carbajal TKO 4 Apr 14, 2000   Los Mochis, Mexico
19 Win 18–0–1   Armando Correa KO 5 Mar 17, 2000   Mexico City, Mexico
18 Win 17–0–1   Sergio Millan PTS 10 Dec 3, 1999   Los Mochis, Mexico
17 Win 16–0–1   Ruben Diaz PTS 12 Sep 11, 1999   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Won vacant WBA North American super flyweight title
16 Win 15–0–1   Cesar Ricardo Martinez KO 5 Apr 16, 1999   Auditorio Benito Juárez, Los Mochis, Mexico
15 Win 14–0–1   Jose Alonso UD 10 Jan 29, 1999   Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
14 Win 13–0–1   Paulino Villalobos UD 10 Oct 9, 1998   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
13 Draw 12–0–1   Paulino Villalobos PTS 10 Jul 31, 1998   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
12 Win 12–0   Javier Varguez PTS 10 Jun 5, 1998   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
11 Win 11–0   Leonardo Rodriguez KO 3 Mar 20, 1998   Los Mochis, Mexico
10 Win 10–0   Jose Manuel Navarro KO 1 Feb 13, 1998   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
9 Win 9–0   Lorenzo Trejo TKO 7 Dec 5, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
8 Win 8–0   Hugo Hernandez TKO 1 Oct 10, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
7 Win 7–0   Jesus Rodriguez TKO 1 Jul 18, 1997   Los Mochis, Mexico
6 Win 6–0   Martin Robles KO 2 May 16, 1997   Navojoa, Mexico
5 Win 5–0   Manuel Vega KO 3 Apr 30, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
4 Win 4–0   Maury Ayala KO 1 Apr 18, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
3 Win 3–0   Noe Acosta TKO 2 Mar 20, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
2 Win 2–0   Marcos Mendivil KO 1 Feb 28, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
1 Win 1–0   Manuel Tamayo TKO 2 Dec 6, 1996   Los Mochis, Mexico Professional debut

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Montiel KOs Maldonado!". Fightnews.com. 2008-06-01. Archived from the original on October 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=19949
  3. ^ Vester, Mark (2010-02-13). "Fernando Montiel Destroys Ciso Morales in One Round". BoxingScene.com.
  4. ^ Vester, Mark (2010-04-30). "Fernando Montiel Knocks Hozumi Hasegawa Out To Unify". BoxingScene.com.
  5. ^ Soto, Rafael (July 17, 2010). "Fernando Montiel Demolishes Rafael Concepcion in Three". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title WBA North American
super flyweight champion

September 11, 1999 – December 2000
Vacated
Title discontinued
WBCUSNBC Silver
super bantamweight champion

September 24, 2012 – March 2014
Vacated
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Isidro García
WBO flyweight champion
December 15, 2000 – May 2002
Vacated
Succeeded by
Adonis Rivas
promoted from interim status
Preceded by
Pedro Alcázar
WBO junior bantamweight champion
July 22, 2002 – August 16, 2003
Succeeded by
Mark Johnson
Preceded by
Ivan Hernández
WBO junior bantamweight champion
April 9, 2005 – January 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
José López
Vacant
Title last held by
Jorge Eliécer Julio
WBO bantamweight champion
Interim title

March 28, 2009 – April 25, 2009
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Eric Morel
Preceded by
Gerry Peñalosa
stripped
WBO bantamweight champion
April 25, 2009 – February 19, 2011
Succeeded by
Nonito Donaire
Preceded by
Hozumi Hasegawa
WBC bantamweight champion
April 30, 2010 – February 19, 2011