Photos: Fernando Montiel, Nehomar Cermeno Workouts

By Rafael Soto

Culiacan, Sinaloa - Super bantamweights Fernando Montiel and shared Nehomar Cermeno shared the ring during their open workouts, giving us a preview of what's to come on Saturday night at the stadium Banorte. The two former world champions attended the town hall of Culiacan to hold an exhibition, and lit the fuse on a powder keg that will explode when they exchange blows in the main event of an extraordinary evening of boxing. TV Azteza will televise.

Hundreds of fans gathered in the esplanade of City Hall in early morning hours to witnessed this training, which took place under some sweltering temperatures.

"It's quite hot here, but the temperature in the ring will be hotter than that on Saturday when," said the Venezuelan who opened the show for 20 minutes to work exclusively with rounds of shadow boxing, and who said that he is sufficiently prepared not only for the climate but to take the best shots from the Mexican.

"Kochulito" trained for almost an hour, well wrapped, using the strong temperature to sweat and shed those extra grams of his humanity. Fernando shadow boxed and hit mitts for 10 minutes, taking a standing ovation and feeling the culiacanense public support.

"I appreciate this gesture and support. Rest assured that I will win, I'm not going to fail," Montiel said as dozens of fans around him asked for autographs and photo-ops.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elgranluchadore on 06-23-2011

cermeno has never faced a puncher like montiel, and all of montiel's victory since 2006 have come by ko except for the rosas fight however i do think it's gonna go the distance

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 06-23-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10731544]Montiel leaves himself open when he attacks thats y he got kod byy donaire lets see how this fight turns out its a tough fight for both[/QUOTE] It's not like that defines his style.. or are you boxing trainer? He'll…

Comment by z28ss6706 on 06-23-2011

On azteca channel I believe. It's available on directv in dallas

Comment by chiguy91 on 06-23-2011

this should be a good fight. anyone know if it's going to be broadcasted in the US?

Comment by Ringlife on 06-23-2011

It's a make em break em fight for both of them Montiel wins this if he just boxes him he needs a w here.

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