Originally Posted by dftaylor
Montiel still seems a BIG risk for Frampton, especially since Carl showed a few weaknesses he needs to work on. Montiel's left-hook and punch selection could still be too much for a novice.
I'd call it a calculated risk. Frampton is definitely still learning but I think Montiel has been relatively unimpressive since moving up to 122. He's lost to Terrazas and had two very close fights against gatekeeper/journeymen fighters last year.
Montiel was a top drawer bantam and even though he's far more accomplished than Kiko Martinez, at this stage, I don't think he poses any more of a risk than the guy he traded leather with tonight.