Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Caro Demand To Know Names of Montiel Officials

By Jake Donovan

Assuming all parties go through with this weekend’s headliner in Ciudad Juarez, the super bantamweight bout between Fernando Montiel and Giovanni ‘Caro’ Ruso has quickly developed into a grudge match.

Ruso has taken exception to Montiel’s recent remarks of seeking a future shot at super bantamweight titlist Abner Mares. The request came shortly after Mares’ hard-earned win over Anselmo Moreno earlier this month, all while Montiel still has to worry about Saturday’s affair with Ruso, which airs live on Mexico Televisa.

“Like I said, first thing’s first; focus on your fight with me,” Caro (24-11-4, 19KO) demands of the former three-division champ. “Before thinking about Abner Mares, you need to focus on the fighter in front of you. I have a big surprise for you on Saturday night.”

The “big surprise” would be a guarantee that Caro will knock out and retire the 33-year old Montiel (48-4-2, 37KO). All of this, of course, is assuming that he is on hand at Gimnacio Nacional Josue Neri Santos by fight night.

In addition to the level of disrespect Caro believes Montiel has shown, his handlers – HG Boxing – have made demands of their own. The company – headed by and named after Hector Garcia – has requested advanced knowledge of the officials for Saturday’s contest, to ensure a level playing field.

“I will not have my fighter exposed to an unpopular robbery,” Garcia recently insisted.

Montiel managed a controversial split decision the last time he fought in Ciudad Juarez, barely getting past rising prospect Arturo Santos this past June. Santos also fights under the HG Boxing label, making for a fresh wound as they head back into town for fight week activities.

The Caro camp has repeatedly stated its firm stance on disallowing history to repeat itself.

“Last time, Montiel came here with his team of officials,” Garcia facetiously states. “We will not allow them to rob us again.”

The points raised by Garcia are legitimate concerns. However, Caro believes he has the perfect remedy to overcome any perceived hometown advantage.

“On Saturday night, the judges will not be able to help you,” promises the Mexico City native. “The severe beating I give will make (Montiel) think before he speaks. I’m very upset that he is bragging about fighting in his second home. All I will say is that I will ruin the celebration for everyone.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Parker's Promoter: Anthony Joshua Will Eat The Jab All Night! Cecilia Braekhus Returns, Tops First Card in Norway Since 1980 Manuel Avila Continues Unbeaten Run at Cache Creek Casino Smith's Trainer: We Can Beat Canelo, But Will The Judges Agree? News: Boxeo Telemundo Update; Skeete-Lepelley; Jay Harris Thurman Might Make Mandatory Defense Against Avanesyan Next Jonathan Guzman Ready For Wake Title Shot Rabchenko Handed IBF Eliminator On Santa Cruz-Frampton Card Hurd Wants Foes Like Bundrage, Ishe Smith For Upcoming Fights DiBella: Wilder vs. Joshua is Inevitable in Future, But Not Now Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith is NOT a Bad Fight, Explains Hearn Haye: Bellew Fight Must Be at Heavyweight, He Must Add Weight Anthony Mundine Back in Talks For Danny Green Rematch Knockout CP Freshmart Decisions Rojas In A Stinker Ganigan Lopez vs. Jonathan Taconing Will Be a War, Says WBC Joseph Parker Ready To Take November Date For Anthony Joshua Amir Imam, Guillermo Jones Return on Pittsburgh Card Arum: After Ramirez Beats Golovkin, He Will Be a Big PPV Star! Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: The Fight, Right Now Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement