|Real name||Benjamin Gan|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Born||February 24, 1913|
Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Died||August 4, 1976 (aged 63)|
La Carlota, Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Wins by KO||18|
Montana, who stood 5 feet and 4 inch (163 cm) tall and never weighed more than 112 pounds, won the Flyweight Championship of the World (as recognized by New York state).
Montana was known for his quick punches, although he was a scrappy and not very tall fighter; he had not the KO punch but was speedy and clever. Montana scored just 13 knockouts in 83 professional wins.
Gan grew up with the passion for boxing and was inspired by the fights of Pancho Villa. He carried a photo of Guilledo in his wallet at all times. At a young age, Gan changed his name to Small Montana ("little mountain") and ran away from home to become a professional boxer in 1931.
He also tried to fight for a world championship but fell short in all his world title matches. During his career he fought Little Dado and Little Pancho (half-brother of Francisco Guilledo) but lost to both of them on points.
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