|Real name||Fernando Montiel Martínez|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
March 1, 1979 |
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||39|
Fernando Montiel Martínez (born March 1, 1979 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer. Fernando is a former WBO Flyweight, WBO Super Flyweight and WBO and WBC Bantamweight Champion.
Fernando "Cochulito" 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.
Fernando Montiel is a hybrid boxer, using accurate punches to slow down his opponent and using swift hand speed and quickness to frustrate his opponents. Montiel's fighting style employs the use of his agility and quick reflexes. He uses accurate punches and crisp 1–2–3 combos to get under the defenses of his opponents. He is also considered to be a "thinking fighter," using his natural boxing instincts, warrior's mentality, and technical boxing supremacy in taking apart his opponents.
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.
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 Ivan Hernández, who had recently defeated 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.
The WBO title
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montiel vs. 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. Montiel, who kissed the canvas in the second round, reportedly had a hairline fracture and deep dent in the cheekbone where Donaire’s powerful left hook connected. Montiel reported from his native Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico that he did not suffer a fracture and did not have surgery.
Fernando Montiel has announced in Mexican media that he plans to return to the ring in the super bantamweight division, as he had difficulties making the 118 pounds required in the bantamweight division during his fight against Donaire.
Professional boxing record
|54 Wins (39 knockouts, 15 decisions), 6 Losses (2 knockout, 4 decisions), 2 Draws|
|Loss||54-6-2||Jorge Lara||KO||1 (10)||2016-04-30||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|Loss||54-5-2||Lee Selby||UD||12||2015-10-14||Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona||For IBF Featherweight title.|
|Win||54-4-2||Rogelio Jun Doliguez||UD||10||2015-03-14||Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||53-4-2||Sergio Puente||UD||10||2014-11-08||Gimnasio Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico|
|Win||52-4-2||Jesús Antonio Ríos||KO||1 (10), 1:36||2014-07-26||Auditorio Municipal, Villaflores Chiapas, Mexico|
|Win||51-4-2||Cristóbal Cruz||MD||10 (10)||2014-03-15||Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico|
|Win||50-4-2||Jaderes Padua||KO||3 (12), 1:12||2013-06-22||Hotel Azul Ixtapa, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico||Retained WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Super bantamweight title.|
|Win||49-4-2||Giovanni Caro||UD||12 (12)||2012-11-24||Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico||Won vacant WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Super bantamweight title.|
|Win||48-4-2||Arturo Santos Reyes||SD||12 (12)||2012-06-09||Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Win||47-4-2||Angky Angkota||KO||9 (10)||2012-03-03||Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Loss||46-4-2||Victor Terrazas||UD||12 (12)||2011-11-19||Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico||For vacant WBC Silver Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||46-3-2||Alvaro Perez||KO||3 (10), 1:26||2011-08-20||La Cetto Vineyard, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||45-3-2||Nehomar Cermeño||RTD||3 (10), 1:12||2011-06-25||Estadio Banorte, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Loss||44-3-2||Nonito Donaire||TKO||2 (12)||2011-02-19||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBC & WBO Bantamweight titles.|
|Win||44-2-2||Jovanny Soto||KO||2 (10), 2:29||2010-12-10||Gimnasio Municipal, Saltillo, Coahuila|
|Win||43-2-2||Rafael Concepción||KO||3 (12), 1:07||2010-07-17||Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas||Retained WBC & WBO Bantamweight titles.|
|Win||42-2-2||Hozumi Hasegawa||TKO||4 (12), 2:59||2010-04-30||Nihon Budokan, Tokyo||Won WBC Bantamweight title.|
|Win||41-2-2||Ciso Morales||TKO||1 (12), 2:06||2010-02-13||Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBO Bantamweight title.|
|Draw||40-2-2||Alejandro Valdez||TD||3 (10)||2009-09-12||Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Nayarit|
|Win||40-2-1||Diego Oscar Silva||KO||3 (12) 2:44||2009-03-28||Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California||Won Interim WBO Bantamweight title.|
|Win||39-2-1||Juan Alberto Rosas||UD||12 (12)||2008-11-02||La Feria de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes|
|Win||38-2-1||Luis Maldonado||TKO||3 (12) 2:58||2008-05-31||Plaza De Toros El Paseo, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||37-2-1||Martin Castillo||KO||4 (12) 1:56||2008-02-16||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||36-2-1||Luis Melendez||TKO||12 (12) 1:58||2007-10-04||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||35-2-1||Cecilio Santos||TKO||10 (12) 2:15||2007-07-14||Explanada Tecate, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||34-2-1||Z Gorres||SD||12 (12)||2007-02-24||Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Loss||33-2-1||Jhonny Gonzalez||SD||12 (12)||2006-05-27||Home Depot Center, Carson, California||For WBO Bantamweight title.|
|Win||33-1-1||Pramuansak Posuwan||UD||12 (12)||2005-10-29||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||32-1-1||Everth Briceno||UD||12 (12)||2005-07-16||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||31–1–1||Ivan Hernández||KO||7 (12) 1:48||2005-04-09||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas||Won WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||30-1-1||Reynaldo Hurtado||KO||7 (10) 1:30||2004-09-03||Desert Diamond Casino, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Win||29-1-1||Samuel Lopez||KO||3 (10) 2:02||2004-04-29||Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas|
|Win||28-1-1||Roberto Lopez||TKO||3 (10) 2:38||2004-01-16||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas|
|Loss||27-1-1||Mark Johnson||MD||12 (12)||2003-08-16||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut||Lost WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||27-0-1||Ruben Sánchez León||TKO||2 (10) 3:00||2003-05-09||Sports Arena, San Diego, California|
|Win||26-0-1||Roy Doliguez||TKO||2 (12)||2003-01-18||Estadio Emilo Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, Sinaloa||Retained WBO Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||25-0-1||Pedro Alcazar||TKO||6 (12) 1:16||2002-06-22||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBO Super Flyweight title.
Alcazar passes away 2002-06-24 due to an unrealized brain injury.
|Win||24-0-1||Jose Lopez||UD||12 (12)||2001-09-08||Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada||Retained WBO Flyweight title.|
|Win||23-0-1||Juan Domingo Cordoba||KO||1 (12) 2:15||2001-05-25||Discoteca El Alebrije, Acapulco, Guerrero||Retained WBO Flyweight title.|
|Win||22-0-1||Zoltan Lunka||TKO||7 (12) 2:03||2001-03-24||Rudi Sedlmayer Halle, Munich, Bayern||Retained WBO Flyweight title.|
|Win||21-0-1||Isidro García||TKO||7 (12) 2:15||2000-12-15||Centro de Espectaculos Modelo, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora||Won WBO Flyweight title.|
|Win||20-0-1||Osvaldo Guerrero||KO||8||2000-09-08||Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||19-0-1||Cruz Carbajal||TKO||4||2000-04-14||Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
|Win||18-0-1||Armando Correa||KO||5||2000-03-17||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||17-0-1||Sergio Millan||PTS||10||1999-12-03||Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
|Win||16-0-1||Ruben Diaz||PTS||12||1999-09-11||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora||Won vacant WBA North American Super Flyweight title.|
|Win||15-0-1||Cesar Ricardo Martinez||KO||5||1999-04-16||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
|Win||14-0-1||Jose Alonso||UD||10||1999-01-29||Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||13-0-1||Paulino Villalobos||UD||10||1998-10-09||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Draw||12-0-1||Paulino Villalobos||PTS||10||1998-07-31||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||12–0||Javier Varguez||PTS||10||1998-06-05||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||11–0||Leonardo Rodriguez||KO||3||1998-03-20||Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
|Win||10–0||Jose Manuel Navarro||KO||1||1998-02-13||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||9–0||Lorenzo Trejo||TKO||7||1997-12-05||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||8–0||Hugo Hernandez||TKO||1||1997-10-10||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||7–0||Jesus Rodriguez||TKO||1||1997-07-18||Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
|Win||6–0||Martin Robles||KO||2||1997-05-16||Navojoa, Sonora|
|Win||5–0||Manuel Vega||KO||3||1997-04-30||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||4–0||Maury Ayala||KO||1||1997-04-18||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||3–0||Noe Acosta||TKO||2||1997-03-20||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora|
|Win||2–0||Marcos Mendivil||KO||1||1997-02-28||Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
|Win||1–0||Manuel Tamayo||TKO||2||1996-12-06||Los Mochis, Sinaloa|
Titles in boxing
Major World Titles:
- WBO Flyweight Champion (112 lbs)
- WBO Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- (2) WBO Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- Interim WBO Bantamweight Champion (118 lbs)
- WBO Bantamweight Champion (118 lbs)
- WBC Bantamweight Champion (118 lbs)
- List of Mexican boxing world champions
- List of boxing triple champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of WBO world champions
- List of current world boxing champions
- List of flyweight boxing champions
- List of super flyweight boxing champions
- List of bantamweight boxing champions
- "Montiel KOs Maldonado!". Fightnews.com. 2008-06-01. Archived from the original on October 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- Vester, Mark (2010-02-13). "Fernando Montiel Destroys Ciso Morales in One Round". BoxingScene.com.
- Vester, Mark (2010-04-30). "Fernando Montiel Knocks Hozumi Hasegawa Out To Unify". BoxingScene.com.
- Soto, Rafael (July 17, 2010). "Fernando Montiel Demolishes Rafael Concepcion in Three". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
|WBO Flyweight Champion
December 15, 2000 – May 4, 2002
Title next held byAdonis Rivas
|WBO Super Flyweight Champion
July 22, 2002 – August 16, 2003
|WBO Super Flyweight Champion
April 9, 2005 – March 28, 2009
Title next held byJosé López
|New title||WBO Bantamweight Champion
March 28, 2009 - April 25, 2009
Title next held byEric Morel
|WBO Bantamweight Champion
April 25, 2009 – February 19, 2011
|WBC Bantamweight Champion
April 30, 2010 – February 19, 2011