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Hasegawa vs. Montiel Rumors Are Not True, Says Arum

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com spoke with Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum to touch base on the ongoing rumors that Fernando Montiel will travel to Japan to fight Hozumi Hasegawa in a bantamweight unification bout on April 30. As previously reported on BoxingScene, the rumors are false. This past Monday, Teiken Promotions held a press conference in Japan to announce the fight. Arum, who co-promotes Montiel with Mexico-based Zanfer Promotions, confirmed BoxingScene's story on the situation. Pursuant to a prior agreement, Montiel has to fight interim-champion Eric Morel of Puerto Rico.

"That's not true. Zanfer, and even Montiel himself said it's not true. He's not going over there. They sent a contract to Fernando and he's not going to send it back. He has an obligation to defend his title against [Eric] Morel. We have no problem with that because he's living up to his end of the obligation," Arum told BoxingScene.com

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cool-jupiter on 02-28-2010

To hell with these kinds of ranting. Fighting a mandatory over an opportunity to unify the belts? So, Morel is a better fighter than Hasegawa in business terms from Arum's point of view? Montiel is not thinking about sending the…

Comment by Iceta Lives on 02-27-2010

[QUOTE=lopez36;7626320]first people here demanded and were upset a fight with morell was not being made,now that he is forced to fight him,you all are saying he's afraid of hasegawa,i think we all saw that morel the pedophile has no chance…

Comment by Marciano90s on 02-27-2010

[QUOTE=lopez36;7626320]first people here demanded and were upset a fight with morell was not being made,now that he is forced to fight him,you all are saying he's afraid of hasegawa,i think we all saw that morel the pedophile has no chance…

Comment by lopez36 on 02-27-2010

first people here demanded and were upset a fight with morell was not being made,now that he is forced to fight him,you all are saying he's afraid of hasegawa,i think we all saw that morel the pedophile has no chance…

Comment by Marciano90s on 02-27-2010

arum says its not true.so why dont he make it real?is he scared of hasewaga?i guess he knows hase will **** all his fighter one by one

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