A former world champion in three different weight divisions, Fernando 'Kochulito' Montiel is supremely confident of defeating Jorge Lara on April 30th at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, California.
Pride and the career of the Sinaloa fighter are on the line in this fight, which will be broadcast by Fox Deportes as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
"Kochulito" Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KO´s), aged 37, is reading the final chapter of his brilliant career as a pro boxer. In June he will be celebrating 20 years as a professional prizefighter.
Montiel has been a world champion at flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight. Now he has the opportunity to contest for another title if he wins his upcoming bout.
The fight against Lara (27-0-2, 19 KOs) will be a 10 round clash at the featherweight limit of 126-pounds.
Fernando, as always, made his training camp in Los Mochis, Sinaloa for almost three months. He has been helped by his father and brothers in the gym. It's all in the family.
Montiel was initially scheduled to face Abner Mares, but when Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter was rescheduled for a date in late June, Montiel was shuffled to a different date.
“We are training hard as always. We are close to the deadline. This week we closed the sparring sessions, we have been training since January. Then in March we decreased the rhythm and after confirming the fight with Lara we increased everything just like normal,” Montiel explained.
Fernando counts on the constant support of Omar Camacho, who helped with outstanding and phenomenal physical work to prepare the fighter.