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Fernando Montiel breaks his leg in motorcycle accident

A great year in the ring is stopped short for Fernando Montiel. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
A great year in the ring is stopped short for Fernando Montiel. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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.

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