Saúl Montana

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Saúl "La Cobra" Montana (born November 23, 1970 in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico) is a retired professional boxer.[1] Montana is the former Mexican National Champion at Light heavyweight, IBA, NABA, WBC Mundo Hispano, WBC Continental Americas Champion at Cruiserweight, NBA, and Mexican National Champion at Heavyweight.[2]

Saúl Montana
Statistics
Real nameSaul Munoz Jr
Nickname(s)La Cobra
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityMexico Mexican
Born (1970-11-23) November 23, 1970 (age 49)
Acapulco, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights72
Wins53
Wins by KO47
Losses19

Professional careerEdit

Montana turned pro in 1988 and won the Mexican Light heavyweight Championship by knocking out an undefeated Isaias Lucero es negro(21-0).

WBA Light Heavyweight ChampionEdit

In November 1993, Saul lost a shot at WBA Light heavyweight Champion, Virgil Hill in 1993. The fight was close until it was stopped.

Move to CruiserweightEdit

Montana moved to cruiserweight and lost to former Olympian Torsten May in 1995 and Uriah Grant in 1996.[3]

IBF Cruiserweight ChampionshipEdit

Montana then beat Kenny Keene and then Grant in a rematch, setting up a shot at Vassiliy Jirov for his IBF Cruiserweight Championship. Montana lost via TKO and moved up to heavyweight in 2001.

Move to HeavyweightEdit

He had a lot of success at Heavyweight, upsetting the undefeated China Smith and winning a rematch.

On September 11, 2010 lost a twelve-round decision to Johnathon Banks, the bout was for Johnathon's NABF Heavyweight Championship.

During his boxing career Montana has fought many famous fighters like Virgil Hill (twice), Uriah Grant (twice), David Tua, Dennis Bakhtov, Johnathon Banks, Torsten May, Tye Fields, Sinan Şamil Sam, Grigory Drozd, and James Toney.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
72 fights 53 wins 19 losses
By knockout 47 12
By decision 6 6
By disqualification 0 1
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Loss 53–19   Marselles Brown TKO 5 (12) 2016-09-24   Auditorio Ernesto Rufo, Rosarito
Loss 53–18   Mario Heredia KO 2 (12) 2015-12-05   Gimnasio Solidaridad, Hermosillo For vacant WBC FECOMBOX Heavyweight Title
Win 53–17   Jorge Valenzuela KO 2 (10) 2013-10-05   Mulege
Loss 52–17   Felipe Romero MD 12 (12) 2011-05-20   Gimnasio Auditorio Jorge Campos, La Paz Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Loss 52–16   Johnathon Banks UD 12 (12) 2010-09-11   Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt For NABF Heavyweight Title
Win 52–15   Ramiro Reducindo KO 1 (12) 2010-07-30   Cancha Manuel Gómez Jiménez, La Paz Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 51–15   Alejandro De la Torre TKO 1 (12) 2010-04-24   Plaza de Toros La Sanluquena, Cabo San Lucas Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 50–15   Jorge Valenzuela TKO ? (12) 2008-12-07   San Jose del Cabo Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 49–15   Fernando Vicente KO 1 (12) 2008-08-18   Feria de San Roque, Tuxtla Gutierrez Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Loss 48–15   David Tua KO 1 (10) 2007-08-18   South Town Exhibition Center, Sandy
Win 48–14   Mario Maciel KO 1 (12) 2006-12-02   Auditorio Unidad Deportiva, Los Cabos Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Loss 47–14   Sinan Şamil Sam UD 12 (12) 2006-07-29   König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen For WBC International Heavyweight Title
Win 47–13   Daniel Cota TKO 7 (10) 2006-06-17   Loreto
Loss 46–13   Tye Fields TKO 3 (10) 2005-08-05   Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Win 46–12   Dennis Bakhtov TKO 5 (10) 2005-04-27   Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
Win 45–12   Agustin Corpus UD 12 (12) 2004-12-03   La Paz Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 44–12   Gabe Brown UD 10 (10) 2004-09-25   FedExForum, Memphis
Win 43–12   Benito Quiroz KO 5 (12) 2004-05-14   Nuevo Laredo
Loss 42–12   Grigory Drozd TKO 9 (12) 2004-03-30   The Forum, Inglewood Won vacant IBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title
Win 42–11   Gabe Brown TKO 1 (12) 2003-11-08   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas Retained WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title
Win 41–11   Greg Pickrom KO 7 (12) 2003-06-16   Astrodome Raddison Hotel, Houston Won WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title
Win 40–11   Eduardo Ayala TKO 8 (12) 2003-03-14   La Paz Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 39–11   Ricardo Arce KO 1 (12) 2002-12-13   Loreto Retained Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 38–11   China Smith TKO 3 (12) 2002-10-05   USF Sun Dome, Tampa Retained NBA Heavyweight title
Win 37–11   Nestor Maciel TKO 2 (12) 2002-08-30   La Paz Won Mexican Heavyweight title
Win 36–11   China Smith TKO 7 (12) 2002-04-19   USF Sun Dome, Tampa Won NBA Heavyweight title
Loss 35–11   Ramón Garbey TKO 8 (12) 2001-11-03   Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami For vacant IBA Continental Super Cruiserweight title
Win 35–10   Carlos Sandoval TKO 4 (?) 2001-10-27   Los Cabos
Loss 34–10   James Toney TKO 2 (12) 2001-03-29   Cobo Center, Detroit For vacant IBA Super Cruiserweight title
Loss 34–9   Jason Robinson UD 12 (12) 2001-02-02   Hilton Hotel, Reno Won WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title
Win 34–8   Ricardo Phillips KO 1 (?) 2000-12-02   Mexico
Loss 33–8   Louis Azille KO 1 (10) 2000-09-16   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Loss 33–7   Vassiliy Jirov TKO 9 (12) 2000-02-12   CenturyLink Arena, Boise For IBF Cruiserweight title
Win 33–6   George Stevens KO 1 (10) 1999-05-15   Jai Alai Fronton, Miami
Win 32–6   Tiwon Taylor TKO 1 (12) 1998-08-28   Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Retained NABA Cruiserweight title
Win 31–6   Uriah Grant TKO 12 (12) 1998-02-21   Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami Won vacant NABA Cruiserweight title
Win 30–6   Kenny Keene UD 12 (12) 1997-10-14   CenturyLink Arena, Boise Won IBA Cruiserweight title
Win 29–6   Cesar Rendon UD 10 (10) 1997-08-30   Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella
Win 28–6   Cesar Rendon UD 10 (10) 1997-06-10   Ontario
Loss 27–6   Uriah Grant KO 3 (10) 1996-12-07   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio
Win 27–5   Keith McMurray TKO 5 (10) 1996-10-07   Maracay
Win 26–5   Jimmy Bills TKO 4 (?) 1996-06-29   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio
Win 25–5   Jaime Munguia KO 1 (10) 1995-09-22   Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella
Loss 24–5   Torsten May UD 10 (10) 1995-03-25   Düsseldorf
Win 24–4   Pedro Salinas KO 3 (?) 1995-02-03   Acapulco
Win 23–4   Jade Scott TKO 3 (10) 1994-11-01   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Win 22–4   Jose Arnaldo Balbuena TKO 1 (12) 1994-05-13   La Paz Won WBC Mundo Hispano Cruiserweight Title
Loss 21–4   Virgil Hill TKO 10 (12) 1993-11-09   Fargodome, Fargo For WBA Light heavyweight title
Win 21–3   Jaime Munguia KO 3 (10) 1993-09-28   La Paz
Win 20–3   Jorge Amparo PTS 10 (10) 1993-05-11   Tijuana
Loss 19–3   Isaias Lucero PTS 12 (12) 1992-12-19   La Paz Lost Mexican Light heavyweight title
Win 19–2   Mario Osuna KO 1 (12) 1992-08-29   La Paz Retained Mexican Light heavyweight title
Win 18–2   Salvador Maciel TKO 6 (12) 1992-05-15   La Paz Won Mexican Light heavyweight title
Loss 17–2   Salvador Maciel DQ 7 (12) 1992-02-14   La Paz Lost Mexican Light heavyweight title
Win 17–1   Javier Pena KO 1 (12) 1991-12-21   San Jose del Cabo Retained Mexican Light heavyweight title
Win 16–1   Isaias Lucero KO 1 (12) 1991-10-18   La Paz Won Mexican Light heavyweight title
Win 15–1   Martin Lopez KO 1 (?) 1991-05-03   La Paz
Win 14–1   Antonio Ramos KO 2 (?) 1991-04-05   Mexico City
Win 13–1   Guillermo Chavez KO 2 (?) 1991-03-10   Mexico City
Win 12–1   Rosendo Rosales TKO 3 (?) 1991-02-01   Mexico City
Win 11–1   Mario Felix KO 1 (?) 1991-01-05   Mexico City
Win 10–1   Mario Osuna KO 10 (?) 1990-11-16   La Paz
Win 9–1   Carlos Mendoza KO 1 (?) 1990-10-05   San Jose del Cabo
Win 8–1   Javier Pena KO 5 (8) 1990-08-31   La Paz
Win 7–1   Manuel Soto KO 2 (?) 1990-07-07   San Jose del Cabo
Win 6–1   Emeterio Soto KO 1 (?) 1990-06-15   Poliforum, Los Mochis
Win 5–1   Sergio Gonzalez KO 3 (?) 1990-05-10   Puerto Vallarta
Win 4–1   Jorge Vilchis KO 4 (?) 1990-02-09   Acapulco
Win 3–1   Mauro Ruiz KO 2 (?) 1990-01-06   Nuevo Laredo
Win 2–1   Alberto Castillo KO 1 (?) 1989-12-21   Nuevo Laredo
Win 1–1   Jorge Ceron KO 1 (?) 1989-05-12   Nuevo Laredo
Loss 0–1   Troy Weaver KO 1 (6) 1988-11-29   Country Club, Reseda Professional debut

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