Fernando Montiel Knocks Angky Angkota Out in Nine

By Miguel Rivera

In his first bout since losing an upset decision last November to Victor Terrazas, former three division world champion Fernando Montiel (47-5-2, 37KOs) knocked out Indonesian Angky Angkota (25-7, 14KOs) in the ninth round of a rugged bout in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Montiel, who turned 33-years-old on Thursday, was hoping to get a birthday knockout.

The knockout came at 2:32 of the ninth round after he dropped Angkota with a hard left hand.

"Tonight I showed that I am back. And to all of the people who believed in me, I want to tell you that we're once again going after the big fights. I hope that later this year I will get a world title opportunity and capture the fourth title that we both desire," Montiel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JrRod on 03-04-2012

love Cochulito, but he's too small and a bit past his prime to be competing at 122. Anyone with a heart beat in that division should have no problem with him. Although because of his pobularity in Mexico I could…

Comment by crold1 on 03-04-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;11851661]:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:[/QUOTE] Don't laugh. Off this loss, and given past precedent, Jorge Arce is probably already training for a vacant Lightweight title shot. WAR Angkota. Third time's the charm!

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-04-2012

this bout went far longer vs nothing more'n an average boxer...Montiels best days are behind him but he'll get a title shot this yr, watch...

Comment by supRa on 03-04-2012

am glad he won. but rugged? hmm i gotta see the fight!

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 03-04-2012

[QUOTE=crold1;11851655]Did he get a belt for it? It was Angky Angkota. Beating him is always a path to a vacant belt isn't it?[/QUOTE] :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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