By Rafael Soto
The battle of former world champions, between Fernando "Kochulito" Montiel and Cristobal Cruz, was officially announced on Wednesday. The fight is taking place in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico - on March 15th and televised by TV Azteca. Montiel (50-4-2, 38 KOs), a former three division world champion, is eager to land another world title shot, at featherweight, and sees Cruz (40-15-3 , 24 KOs) as the first step to reaching that goal.
¨I have big plans for 2014 and this is the first step in pursing a fourth divisional title," Montiel said.
Also on the card, Miguel Berchelt (21-0 , 18 KOs ) and Joselyn "Princess Tapatía " Arroyo (15-0, 6 KOs) will see action. Berchelt will take on Colombian boxer Luis Eduaro Flóres, while Arroyo faces Leidis Martinez of Panama.