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Omar Montes: the passion for boxing, his son, a terrible loss and a possible trip to space

We began to recognize Omar Montes thanks to the television sets, when in the gatherings nothing was commented on other than Isa P.'s relationshi

Omar Montes: the passion for boxing, his son, a terrible loss and a possible trip to space


We began to recognize Omar Montes thanks to the television sets, when in the gatherings nothing was commented on other than Isa P.’s relationship with a mysterious singer about whom little was known. The daughter of the tonadillera unintentionally introduced him into the ‘world’ and, little by little, thanks to his effort and talent, he has been achieving the goals he had set for himself. Being number 1 on the charts was one of them.

This is how Omar Montes went from being a promise of boxing to participating in countless television reality shows, such as Survivors, winning the 2019 edition, which had a cash prize of 200,000 euros. From there he went to music and shortly after his song La Rubia was number 1.

His past as a boxing champion and a terrible loss

The young man was born in Pan Bendito, one of the most humble neighborhoods in Madrid. There he grew up during his childhood and began to awaken his passion for professional boxing, a sport in which he landed to face the brutal beatings he received in the neighborhood.

In fact, he was so good at this discipline that he later became Spanish boxing champion of the Welterweight weights, surpassing 100 fights.

There are many occasions in which the singer has recounted the harsh childhood he lived. From divorced parents, he was raised by his grandmother Mari Ángeles, whom he always claims to have considered as his real mother.

One of his worst moments on a personal level was when a traffic accident ended the life of his cousin, whom he considered a sister. This terrible loss plunged him into a great depression, something that led him to have severe aggression control problems at school.

His son and his friendship with Jeff Bezos

Although he now enjoys economic stability, when his son Omar Jr was born – a result of his relationship with his partner Nuria Hidalgo – the economic problems were numerous. So much so that he himself said that he had to steal packages of diapers because he could not afford them.

Less than a month ago, the singer claimed to have received an invitation from Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos to travel to space. Social networks did not give much credit to the information, but the artist himself explained how the strange conversation happened.

He wrote me a private message on Instagram, because he had my song The Blonde on his playlist, he proposed it to me and I accepted. They’re testing me to make sure I can withstand the G-forces on take-off, and so far I have overcome them successfully. Although I am not going to deny that I am afraid, wormholes impose a lot on me, “he told El Mundo.

In the case of becoming a reality, Omar Montes would be the second Spaniard to travel into space. Before, only Pedro Duque, former Minister of Science, has done it.