|Real name||Fernando Montiel Martínez|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Reach||66 1⁄2 in (169 cm)|
March 1, 1979 |
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||39|
Fernando Montiel Martínez (born March 1, 1979) is a Mexican professional boxer. He is a four-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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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
|Professional record summary|
|62 fights||54 wins||6 losses|
|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||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 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|
- "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.
|Regional boxing titles|
|New title||WBA North American super flyweight champion
September 11, 1999 – December 2000
|WBC–USNBC Silver super bantamweight champion
September 24, 2012 – March 2014
|World boxing titles|
|WBO flyweight champion
December 15, 2000 – May 2002
Title next held byAdonis Rivas
|WBO junior bantamweight champion
July 22, 2002 – August 16, 2003
|WBO junior bantamweight champion
April 9, 2005 – January 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