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Fernando Montiel gets shot at next level

Updated: February 11, 2011, 3:40 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Quick, name the five Mexican fighters who have won world titles in three weight classes. The first four probably come easily to mind for fight fans. The small, select group includes boxing royalty: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera.

Those four are Mexican legends. And the fifth? It's Fernando Montiel, lesser known and not nearly as revered as the others.

Yet Montiel, who turned pro in 1996 at age 17, has -- ...

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