Born March 1st 1979, orthodox fighter Fernando Montiel started his career in December 1996 at the age of 17 and has now been pro for 18 years, fighting a total of 59 times. The longest win streak that Montiel has ever recorded was between December 1996 and May 2003 when it totaled 15 wins. Montiel's longest KO streak is 11 fights long.
An explosive pro debut saw Montiel face Manuel Tamayo in a 0 round debut fight. Fernando became only the 3rd person to stop Tamayo shy of the full distance, stopping him in the 2nd. Montiel's rise in boxing continued with 30 fights against fighters such as Juan domingo Cordoba, Zoltan Lunka and Pedro Alcazar. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
Montiel lost to Marc Johnson in his next fight. Taking place on August 16th, 2003, Montiel's career record after this fight stood at 27-1-1. Coming into the fight with high confidence Montiel fought his next fight against Marc Johnson on August 16th, 2003. Unfortunately, Montiel was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 27-1-1. Montiel's win streak of 27 rose to 35 following 8 wins against boxers such as Pramuansak Posuwan, Reynaldo Hurtado, Z Gorres and 5 others.
Luis Melendez was the next fight for Montiel on October 4th, 2007 and also his next career win. Melendez was stopped in the 12th round via TKO crowning Montiel as the first person to stop this opponent. Fights against boxers including Luis Maldonado, Martin Castillo and Juan alberto Rosas followed where he won 6 fights taking his winning streak to 41 wins.
On April 30th, 2010, Montiel was in action again with a win via TKO against Hozumi Hasegawa taking his mostly successful record to 42-2-2. Montiel was the first person to stop Hozumi Hasegawa and he did it in the 4th round via TKO. Montiel fought boxers including Jovanny Soto and Rafael Concepcion and he went on to win another 2 fights.
Montiel's next defeat of his career came against Nonito Donaire on February 19th, 2011 taking his career record to 44-3-2. Being outclassed early, Montiel struggled to get going in this 12 round fight and received the first stoppage defeat of his career at the hands of Donaire. The fight went 2 rounds before ending via a TKO defeat. Montiel's win streak of 44 rose to 51 following 7 wins against boxers such as Cristobal Cruz, Nehomar Cermeno, Angky Angkotta and 4 others.
On July 26th, 2014, Montiel was in action again with a win via KO against Jesus Rios taking his mostly successful record to 52-4-2. Becoming the 6th fighter to stop Rios in his career, Montiel beat Rios via KO in the 1st round of a 10 round fight.
The next defeat of Montiel's career came against Lee Selby on October 14th, 2015. This took his career record to 52-5-2. Fighting over a competitive 12 round bout, Montiel was outclassed in his most recent outing taking a UD loss over the distance at the hands of Selby.