Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/11
While most fight fans were watching Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. walk through a pedestrian Peter Manfredo Jr. on HBO, there was a true passing of the torch going on in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, as Victor "El Vikingo" Terrazas (32-2-1, 18 KOs) battered and bloodied Fernando Montiel (46-4-2, 36 KOs) en route to a 12-round unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC silver junior featherweight belt. Very early on in the fight, the veteran Montiel opted to play matador to Terrazas' hard-charging bull, but the 32-year-old hometown fighter lacked the physical presence to keep his less-experienced rival from pursuing and winning most of the early rounds. Montiel would be dropped to the canvas in the fifth round and, shortly after, had to deal with a long cut on the left eyelid. In the eighth round, another, identical cut would be opened up on Montiel's right eyelid. By the second third of the fight, Montiel had resorted to back-tracking while looking to catch an oncoming Terrazas with a well-...
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