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Fernando Montiel Rejects Jayson Velez Showdown For 10/5

By Miguel Rivera

Puerto Rican featherweight prospect Jayson Velez (20-0, 15KOs) is still having some trouble locking down an opponent for his return on October 5th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The card was headlined by a junior middleweight fight between Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez. Velez said his promoter, Miguel Cotto Promotions, tried to get former champion Fernando Montiel (50-4-2, 34KOs) of Mexico, but he rejected the fight.

"Now my promoter is working on the opponent and I hope to have something official in the coming days. They were working on Fernando Montiel, but now we are looking for another opponent. It seems he did not want to fight," Velez told Carlos Narvaez.

Velez is training in Big Bear, California and hasn't been in the ring since demolishing Salvador Sanchez II in December 2012.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-07-2013

nearing the end of his career Montiel is not dumb enuf 2 walk in2 a 16k+ arena w/a predominately PR crowd 4 peanuts...I can't blame him...

Comment by [email protected] on 08-06-2013

[QUOTE]They aint giving Velez 3 times what he is going to win fighting on the Cotto-undercard, and velez aint going to mexico to get robbed and lose on his title opportunity and more important the exposure he is going to…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-06-2013

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;13624480]Always amusing, offer the fighter peanuts, of course he rejects the low-ball offer, then tell the press the guy doesn't wanna fight you. Classic b.s.[/QUOTE] Let's see what they say now that Montiel's team offered him three times as much…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-06-2013

Always amusing, offer the fighter peanuts, of course he rejects the low-ball offer, then tell the press the guy doesn't wanna fight you. Classic b.s.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 08-06-2013

They want to get his name on their records

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