BoxingScene.com reports that bantamweight titlist Fernando Montiel suffered a fractured leg in a motorcycle accident this weekend, which will put a halt to his scheduled November 20 fight and further clouds the idea that he'll fight Nonito Donaire in February.
Montiel (43-2-2, 33 KO) scored the biggest win of his career in April when he knocked out Hozumi Hasegawa in Tokyo, and later defended his two belts against Rafael Concepcion (KO-3) in July. There was talk of him fighting Donaire before the end of the year, then talk of him fighting Eric Morel. Now neither will happen. Morel is his WBO mandatory.
It's certainly not a satisfying early end to what has been a terrific professional year for Montiel.