Former 3-division champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (44-3-2, 34 KOs) will take on former alpha-belt title holder Nehomar Cermeno, Saturday June 25 from Estadio Banorte in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. This super bantamweight bout is scheduled for 12 rounds
Montiel was last seen on February 19, as he defended his WBO and WBC bantamweight titles against Nonito Donaire. A perfectly-placed left hook ended Montiel’s night, as well as his reign as bantamweight champion, in the 2nd round. The 5-time champ will be making his debut in the super bantamweight division.
Cermeno has lost 3 of his last 4 fights dating back to 2010. After a big 2009 in which Cermeno twice beat Christian Mijares, he dropped consecutive decisions to current WBA bantamweight champion, Anselmo Moreno, in 2010. Cermeno last fought on January 29, losing a 12-round split decision to Victor Terrazas in a WBA super bantamweight title eliminator.
— Tim Harrison
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