WBC bantamweight champion Fernando “Ko-chulito” Montiel (43-2-2, 33 KOs) got banged up during a fall on a motorcycle but luckily has no serious injuries. Montiel was hurt while attending a motorcycle event in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico last weekend. The plan was for “Ko-chulito” to ride around the track as a passenger on the back of a motorcycle as a special guest for the fans attending the event, however one of the curves had loose gravel and the driver of the motorcycle lost control and went into a skid. The 31-year-old Montiel suffered several scrapes on his body, the most serious on his right leg up to the shin, but fortunately no fractures.
He first received medical care in Alamos before being taken to Los Mochis, Sinaloa for a thorough examination. Montiel will take 20 days to rest and recover from the bruises before resuming workouts in the gym owned by his family.
“Thank God I’m fine,” said Ko-chulito. “It was a tremendous shock. I never should have ridden on that bike, but it was an accident without consequences. This teaches me a lesson to be careful and not to expose myself to unnecessary risks. I thank my family, friends and the fans who through the social networks have been asking about my health. In three weeks we’ll be in the gym.”