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.