Fernando ‘Kochul’ Montiel, under observation after accident


The three-time world champion Fernando ‘Kochul’ Montiel He suffered an accident while on his way to La Rumorosa, Baja California, and is now under observation and recovering from injuries sustained during the incident, including a fracture to his right arm. The fighter’s family said they had already chatted with him and he was hospitalized in Tecate.

Montiel, 41, fought for 20 years as a professional, from 1996 to 2016, leaving a record of 54 victories, 39 of them by knockout, in exchange for six losses and two draws. The one from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, was champion of flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight.

The ‘Kochul’ was as co-pilot accompanied by Diego Jimenez, president of the Mexican Boxing League, an organization that was precisely organizing an event at the Los Potrillos de La Rumorosa Recreational Park. Fernando’s family reported that they had performed a CT scan at the hospital in Tecate, to rule out major injuries.


Top Rank confirmed the battle between the Welterweight champion of the World Boxing Organization, the undefeated American Terence Crawford, and the former British world champion Kell Brook, for next November 14 in the United States. Crawford returns to the ring for the first time since winning in December at Egidijus Kavaliauskas.

The battle will be in the bubble of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Top Rank has been performing its functions since last June in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Brook hasn’t fought on American soil since 2014, when he defeated Shawn Porter for the International Boxing Federation welterweight title.


Friday night, the Mexican rising Antonio Moran achieved a valuable victory in Kissimmee, Florida, in a battle against the Puerto Rican Emanuel Colon for the Fedecentro Superlight Championship of the World Boxing Association that culminated in six episodes, in the All Star Boxing stellar event.

In the co-star battle, the juvenile Xander Zayas stopped in the first assault Anthony Curtiss, improving his record to 6-0 with 5 knockouts, and leaving his enemy with a record of 2-6 and 2 knockouts. Morán, meanwhile, improved to 26-4-1 and 19 knockouts by 17-2-1 and 16 knockouts for the islander.

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