By Gabriel F. Cordero
Mexican three-division world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel (49-4-2, 37 KOs) reappears June 22 against Filipino Jaderes Padua (8-2-1, 5 KOs) in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Montiel with his father/trainer Don Manuel Montiel are looking for the opportunity to win a title in a fourth division. “We’ve had a great work rate, training with Jorge “Demonio” Cota and Adrian Verdugo compels me not to slow down, and I feel like I’ve done that a few times in recent years. I’m not a fighter that can be neglected, but I feel this work is paying off. We need to see how it goes in the ring.” Cota and Verdugo will also appear on the card presented by Promociones del Pueblo and Kochul Montiel Productions. Televisa will televise in Mexico.