All You Need to Know About Juan Montiel, Including Net Worth, Family, Trainer, Promoter, Gym, Rank, and More

Published 06/18/2021, 6:30 PM EDT


Mexican middleweight Juan Macias Montiel will enter the ring for the biggest fight of his career this weekend. The 27-year-old will face WBC champion Jermall Charlo and will try to be the first professional boxer to beat the American.

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The two will enter the ring and face each other as the main event of a Juneteenth card tomorrow night. However, Charlo goes into the bout as the clear favorite and as the more famous fighter. So ahead of the event, we look at everything we need to know about Montiel.

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Juan Macias Montiel family, trainer, and gym

Despite being a low-profile opponent, Montiel comes from a prestigious boxing background. His grandfather was a professional boxer, his father and uncles were professional boxers, and one of his uncles, Fernando Montiel, was a multi-weight world champion.

As a result, the 27-year-old trains with his family in his hometown Sinaloa, Mexico. His social media shows him training with his uncle Eduardo Montiel in their family gym, Kochul Gym in Mexico. This is the same gym his uncles trained in. Therefore, Juan Macias Montiel is clearly a family man.

Despite all the posts on his social media accounts, there is no information on whether or not Montiel has married. Moreover, there is no confirmation about his children either.

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Other details about the Mexican

Since Montiel was always around boxers, it was inevitable that the Mexican would become a professional boxer. At just 15, the youngster fought in his first professional bout and won. But what else do we know about Jermall Charlo’s next opponent?

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Montiel fights under the banner of Sampson Boxing, headed by promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. In terms of Montiel’s earnings and net worth, there is no information. However, he ranks #4 on the WBC rankings in the middleweight division.

Thus, although Montiel is the lesser-known fighter between the two, he comes from a rich boxing heritage. Furthermore, at 27, he has a long way to go in the sport. Therefore, regardless of the result against Charlo on Saturday, fans can expect to hear more about Juan Macias Montiel.

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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