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Next Latin Fury PPV starting to take shape

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Despite earlier reports that Fernando Montiel was looking to unify bantamweight titles with Hozumi Hasegawa, Rick Reeno reports that Top Rank's plans for Montiel are still focused in-house, with a fight against Eric Morel possible for their May 8 Latin Fury pay-per-view show.

Montiel (40-2, 30 KO) easily dispatched of Ciso Morales in the first round on February 13, the same night that Morel (42-2, 21 KO) won a disputed decision over veteran Gerry Penalosa. The two would be in the co-feature bout on the show, which will be headlined by the ring return of Antonio Margarito, who was recently denied a license in Texas after having his license suspended by California last year.

The show is set to take place in Mexico, where Margarito will be granted a license without any trouble. His opponent is still going to be Carson Jones, too, the fight simply "rescheduled" from its original March 13 date.

A big part of me still thinks Top Rank advertised Margarito's return on the Cowboys Stadium show to drum up early ticket sales, but that's just speculation.

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