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Montiel: I Picked a Tough Opponent To Prove I'm Back!

By Rafael Soto

Los Mochis, Sin - Fernando "Kochulito" Montiel wants to prove that he's back. He faces the dangerous former world champion Nehomar Cermeno of Venezuela on June 25 at the Banorte Stadium in Culiacán, Sinaloa. This will be Montiel's first ring appearance since the crushing two round knockout to Nonito Donaire in February in Las Vegas. "Kochulito" Montiel (43-3-2, 34 KOs) has been training for weeks in order to be 100% ready for his super bantamweight contest with Cermeno (20-3-0, 12 KOs). 

"I want to go big, so I am facing a former world champion. I want to re-occupy the position that I previously held and I want to fight for a fourth world championship. I have prepared everything and I will win this fight, but it is always best to do it by knockout," said Montiel.

Montiel has been training at an impressive pace with his training routines for strength and speed. His father and coach, Manuel Montiel, as well as his brothers Eduardo, Pedro and Manuel Jr., are satisfied with what they saw in the gym but warned him that his fight will not be easy.

"Fernando was very good in the gym. He physically and mentally ready to return, but everything must be seen in the ring during fight time. He's coming back from being knocked out and we have to see that everything goes well. We have to see how he reacts up there," Manuel Montiel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by balintawak on 06-15-2011

Dude, I didn't laugh when Montiel was twitching like that. It's always sad to see a great champion get knocked down, and even worse to see him twitching like that. Props to the Mexican warrior spirit and apologies for the…

Comment by [email protected] on 06-15-2011

nice to hear this young man again...hope he will bounce back from that knock out loss... i believe he will be champion again soon...

Comment by Laborer on 06-15-2011

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;10694686]I remember i was at a Chinese restaurant with my girls family..and the fight was on. I was the only Mexican surrounded by all filipinos lmao...so when Montiel broke down my heart broke but all the filipinos laughed when dude's…

Comment by chiguy91 on 06-15-2011

respect for montiel coming back against pretty good opposition. looking forward to seeing how he performs.

Comment by dannnnn on 06-14-2011

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;10694605]true though he got up due to muscle memory more than anything else[/QUOTE] Why do people keep saying this? Muscle memory is when you do something over and over for a period of time and it becomes natural. Unless Montiel…

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