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Fernando Montiel Edges Giovanni Caro To Win Close

by Miguel Rivera

Former three division world champion Fernando "Kochulito" Montiel (49-4-2, 37KOs) won a hard twelve round unanimous decision over Giovanni "Ruso" Caro (24-12-4, 19KOs) in Chihuahua, Mexico.  It was a tough fight for both, fought at a high pace, and hard punches exchanged over the course of the contest. Both fighters were cut in ther later rounds from head clashes. Montiel was cut on his right cheek and eyelide, while Caro had a bad cut on the bridge of the nose. The final scores were 114-112, 114-113 and 115-112 for Montiel.

In the co-feature, Alejandro Sanabria won a close ten round split decision over Saguilán Nery. The scores were 96-94 and 97-93 in favor of Sanabria and 92-96 in favor of Nery.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fceeviper on 11-26-2012

I couldn't find this fight card anywhere on the web on Saturday. Ahh nurts!

Comment by PittyPat on 11-25-2012

What the hell is a "kochulito" anyway?

Comment by richardt on 11-25-2012

Montiel is no longer a player in the division. If he had been winning impressively since being starched by Donaire, that would be one thing but he has lost since then and struggled against a guy with 12 losses.

Comment by MrFynest on 11-25-2012

[QUOTE=teddycanyon;12736440]sounds like Montiel's still got it. How about a fight with Cristian Mijares, a fight that should have happened years ago?[/QUOTE] He still got it?!! barely defeating a mediocre fighter with 12 losses. Not long ago there was an article…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 11-25-2012

[QUOTE=teddycanyon;12736440]sounds like Montiel's still got it. How about a fight with Cristian Mijares, a fight that should have happened years ago?[/QUOTE] How can he still have it if he barely beat a journeyman with eleven losses? Montiel hasn't had it…

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