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Fernando Montiel Continues Transition to Featherweight

By Jake Donovan

Fernando Montiel and Jesus Rios both made weight for their scheduled 10-round showdown, which takes place Saturday evening in Chiapas, Mexico. 

Both fighters came in at the contracted limit of 127 lb.; the fight, which headlines on TV Azteca, is declared a featherweight bout, with a +/- 1 lb. allowance. 

Montiel (51-4-2, 35KOs) ventures into featherweight waters for the second straight fight, as the 35-year old remains in search of a title in his fourth weight class. A former titlist at flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight, Montiel saw mixed results come of his 122 lb. campaign, losing a 12-round decision to Vic Terrazas in Nov. '11, in his most notable fight at that weight. 

Five straight wins have since followed heading into Saturday's headliner. Odds are in Montiel's favor to make it six in a row; Rios (30-5-1, 24KOs) lacks a single significant win, and has been stopped in each of his five career losses. 

The evening's co-feature is a scheduled 10-round junior flyweight bout between former strawweight titlist Mario Rodriguez (17-9-1, 11KOs) takes on countryman Junior Granados (12-1-1, 8KOs), who is winless in his last two bouts. Both fighters weighed in at the junior flyweight limit of 108 lb.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America . Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-25-2014

[QUOTE=KSTAT124;14795586]When was the word "great" part of the conversation? Wasn't the word you used "notable"? Here are just some of the notable fighters he beat- Isidro Garcia, Jose "Carita" Lopez, the late Pedro Alcazar, Ivan "Choko" Hernandez, Martin Castillo, Alberto…

Comment by KSTAT124 on 07-25-2014

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;14795367]Please name these great fighters he beat... I know all about the lower class fighters... Please this is the dude that got bombed out and shaking vs Donaire in 2 rds... He is the sven ottke of mexico[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-25-2014

[QUOTE=kidaguilar;14795332]Montiel is Mexican you inbred piece of trash.[/QUOTE] Oh, im sorry he is mexican,, thought he was from farther south... thanks for the correction doesnt change the fact that he gets greatly overrated.... Notice how you didnt defend montiel,,, Should…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-25-2014

[QUOTE=KSTAT124;14795351]Like Montiel, Broner has won sanctioning body world titles in three divisions. He's 6-1 in world title bouts. Montiel is 17-3. Broner is 4-1 against fellow world champions. Montiel is 11-4. I suggest you peruse Montiel's record again. If you…

Comment by KSTAT124 on 07-25-2014

Like Montiel, Broner has won sanctioning body world titles in three divisions. He's 6-1 in world title bouts. Montiel is 17-3. Broner is 4-1 against fellow world champions. Montiel is 11-4. I suggest you peruse Montiel's record again. If you…

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