Fernando Montiel Knocks Out Jesus Rios In One
By Jake Donovan
In what already appeared on paper as a fight with a predetermined outcome, Fernando Montiel didn't have to work very hard for his sixth straight win. The former three-division champ caught Jesus Rios with a body shot to put his hapless countryman down for the count midway through the opening round of their featherweight bout Saturday evening in Chiapas, Mexico.
The ending came in disappointment, as Rios managed to land a few shots to get Montiel's attention in the opening minute of the contest. It was doubtful that an upset was ever going to occur, but some give and take would have been a nice treat for the fans.
Instead, the fight was over the moment Montiel decided to let his hands go. Rios has suffered all six career losses by knockout, and for good reason as he boasts zero punch resistance. A modest combination from Montiel drove his opponent back, with a follow-up left hook to the body forcing Rios to a knee. The journeyman never threatened to beat the count, even overselling the severity of the pain as he was counted out.
The official time was 1:34 of round one.
Montiel moves to 52-4-2 (39KOs), winning his second straight at featherweight and sixth straight overall. Looking thick and considerably slower at the weight, it remains to be seen if he can add a featherweight belt to a collection that includes past title reigns at flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight.
Rios falls to 30-6 (24KOs), ending a three-fight win streak.
The bout aired on TV Azteca in Mexico and on beIn Sport in the U.S.
Mario Rodriguez proved he has plenty left in the tank after turning back the challenge of Junior Granados in their TV Azteca-televised co-feature.
Scores were 97-93 (twice) and 97-95.
Both fighters had their say in an entertaining junior flyweight slugfest. Granados jumped out to an early lead, but fell prey to Rodriguez' preferred fighting style and found himself caught up in a brawl.
A free-swinging fourth round saw both fighters impose considerable damage on the other, but it was Rodriguez getting the better of the exchanges. The sequence proved to be a turning point in the fight as the former strawweight titlist took control and never looked back.
Rodriguez improves to 18-9-4 (11KOs) with the win, his second straight since a hard-fought points loss to Ganigan Lopez earlier this year.
Granados falls to 12-2-1 (8KOs). The flyweight boxer is now winless in his last three starts after jumping out to a 12-0 record to begin his career.
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 07-27-2014
If he can still make sbw, he should fight lscPost a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
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