Fernando Montiel

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Fernando Montiel
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Real name Fernando Montiel Martínez
Nickname(s)Cochulito
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach66 12 in (169 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1979-03-01) March 1, 1979 (age 39)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 62
Wins 54
Wins by KO 39
Losses 6
Draws 2

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.

In certain sports, when a sportsman wins three crowns, titles, medals, belts or another distinctions, the athlete is called a triple champion.

World Boxing Organization organization

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is a sanctioning organization which recognizes professional boxing world champions. It is recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) as one of the four major world championship groups, alongside the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and International Boxing Federation (IBF). The WBO's headquarters are located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Flyweight is a weight class in combat sports.

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Early life

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.

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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 career

Early years at flyweight

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.

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Super flyweight

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.

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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]

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Bantamweight

WBO champion

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]

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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 champion

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 Donaire

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 setbacks

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 record

Professional record summary
62 fights54 wins6 losses
By knockout392
By decision154
Draws2
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
62Loss54–6–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge LaraKO1 (10), 1:37Apr 30, 2016 Flag of the United States.svg StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
61Loss54–5–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lee Selby UD12Oct 14, 2015 Flag of the United States.svg Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, U.S.For IBF featherweight title
60Win54–4–2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rogelio Jun DoliguezUD10Mar 14, 2015 Flag of Mexico.svg Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico
59Win53–4–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Sergio PuenteUD10Nov 8, 2014 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
58Win52–4–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesus Antonio RiosKO1 (10), 1:36Jul 26, 2014 Flag of Mexico.svg Auditorio Municipal, Villaflores, Mexico
57Win51–4–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Cristóbal Cruz MD10Mar 15, 2014 Flag of Mexico.svg Palenque, Mexico
56Win50–4–2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jaderes PaduaKO3 (12), 1:12Jun 22, 2013 Flag of Mexico.svg Hotel Azul, Zihuatanejo, MexicoRetained WBC–USNBC Silver super bantamweight title
55Win49–4–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Giovanni Caro UD12Nov 24, 2012 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Municipal "Josué Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, MexicoWon vacant WBC–USNBC Silver super bantamweight title
54Win48–4–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Arturo Santos ReyesSD12Jun 9, 2012 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Manual Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Mexico
53Win47–4–2 Flag of Indonesia.svg Angky AngkottaKO9 (10), 2:32Mar 3, 2012 Flag of Mexico.svg Mazatlán, Mexico
52Loss46–4–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Victor Terrazas UD12Nov 19, 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, MexicoFor vacant WBC Silver super bantamweight title
51Win46–3–2 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Alvaro PerezKO3 (10), 1:26Aug 20, 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg La Cetto Vineyard, Guadalupe, Mexico
50Win45–3–2 Flag of Venezuela.svg Nehomar Cermeño RTD3 (12), 0:10Jun 25, 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico
49Loss44–3–2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nonito Donaire TKO2 (12), 2:25 Feb 19, 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Lost WBC and WBO bantamweight titles
48Win44–2–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Jovanny SotoKO2 (10), 2:29Dec 10, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Municipal, Saltillo, Mexico
47Win43–2–2 Flag of Panama.svg Rafael Concepción KO3 (12), 1:07Jul 17, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, MexicoRetained WBC and WBO bantamweight titles
46Win42–2–2 Flag of Japan.svg Hozumi Hasegawa TKO4 (12), 2:59Apr 30, 2010 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JapanWon WBC bantamweight title
45Win41–2–2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Ciso Morales TKO1 (12), 2:06Feb 13, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.Won WBO bantamweight title
44Draw40–2–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro ValdezTD3 (10)Sep 12, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Mexico
43Win40–2–1 Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Oscar SilvaKO3 (12) 2:44Mar 28, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, MexicoWon WBO interim bantamweight title
42Win39–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Alberto Rosas UD10Nov 2, 2008 Flag of Mexico.svg Feria Nacional de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Mexico
41Win38–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Luis MaldonadoTKO3 (12) 2:58May 31, 2008 Flag of Mexico.svg Plaza de Toros Monumental "El Paseo", San Luis Potosí, MexicoRetained WBO junior bantamweight title
40Win37–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Martín Castillo KO4 (12) 1:56Feb 16, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
39Win36–2–1 Flag of Colombia.svg Luis MelendezTKO12 (12), 1:58Oct 4, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
38Win35–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Cecilio SantosTKO10 (12) 2:15Jul 14, 2007 Flag of Mexico.svg Explanada Tecate, Ciudad Obregón, MexicoRetained WBO junior bantamweight title
37Win34–2–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Z Gorres SD12Feb 24, 2007 Flag of the Philippines.svg Sports Complex, Cebu City, PhilippinesRetained WBO junior bantamweight title
36Loss33–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Jhonny González SD12May 27, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.For WBO bantamweight title
35Win33–1–1 Flag of Thailand.svg Pramuansak PosuwanUD12Oct 29, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
34Win32–1–1 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Everth BricenoUD12 Jul 16, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
33Win31–1–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Ivan Hernández KO7 (12) 1:48Apr 9, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.Won WBO junior bantamweight title
32Win30–1–1 Flag of Colombia.svg Reynaldo HurtadoKO7 (10) 1:30Sep 3, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Desert Diamond Casino, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
31Win29–1–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Samuel LopezKO3 (10) 2:02Apr 29, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas, U.S.
30Win28–1–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Roberto LopezTKO3 (10) 2:38Jan 16, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.
29Loss27–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Johnson MD12Aug 16, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.Lost WBO junior bantamweight title
28Win27–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Ruben Sánchez León TKO2 (10) 3:00May 9, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Sports Arena, San Diego, California, U.S.
27Win26–0–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Roy DoliguezTKO2 (12)Jan 18, 2003 Flag of Mexico.svg Estadio Emilio Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, MexicoRetained WBO junior bantamweight title
26Win25–0–1 Flag of Panama.svg Pedro Alcázar TKO6 (12) 1:16 Jun 22, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Won WBO junior bantamweight title
25Win24–0–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg José López UD12Sep 8, 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.Retained WBO flyweight title
24Win23–0–1 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Domingo CordobaKO1 (12) 2:15May 25, 2001 Flag of Mexico.svg Discoteca El Alebrije, Acapulco, MexicoRetained WBO flyweight title
23Win22–0–1 Flag of Germany.svg Zoltan Lunka TKO7 (12) 2:03Mar 24, 2001 Flag of Germany.svg Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, GermanyRetained WBO flyweight title
22Win21–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Isidro García TKO7 (12) 2:15Dec 15, 2000 Flag of Mexico.svg Centro de Espectáculos Modelo, Ciudad Obregón, MexicoWon WBO flyweight title
21Win20–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Osvaldo GuerreroKO8Sep 8, 2000 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
20Win19–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Cruz Carbajal TKO4Apr 14, 2000 Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, Mexico
19Win18–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Armando CorreaKO5Mar 17, 2000 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico
18Win17–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Sergio MillanPTS10Dec 3, 1999 Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, Mexico
17Win16–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Ruben DiazPTS12Sep 11, 1999 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, MexicoWon vacant WBA North American super flyweight title
16Win15–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Cesar Ricardo MartinezKO5Apr 16, 1999 Flag of Mexico.svg Auditorio Benito Juárez, Los Mochis, Mexico
15Win14–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Jose AlonsoUD10Jan 29, 1999 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
14Win13–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Paulino VillalobosUD10Oct 9, 1998 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
13Draw12–0–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Paulino VillalobosPTS10Jul 31, 1998 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
12Win12–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Javier VarguezPTS10Jun 5, 1998 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
11Win11–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Leonardo RodriguezKO3Mar 20, 1998 Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, Mexico
10Win10–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Jose Manuel NavarroKO1Feb 13, 1998 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
9Win9–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Lorenzo TrejoTKO7Dec 5, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
8Win8–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Hugo HernandezTKO1Oct 10, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
7Win7–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesus RodriguezTKO1Jul 18, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, Mexico
6Win6–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Martin RoblesKO2May 16, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Navojoa, Mexico
5Win5–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Manuel VegaKO3Apr 30, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
4Win4–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Maury AyalaKO1Apr 18, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
3Win3–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Noe AcostaTKO2Mar 20, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
2Win2–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Marcos MendivilKO1Feb 28, 1997 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
1Win1–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Manuel TamayoTKO2Dec 6, 1996 Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, MexicoProfessional debut

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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