By Mark Vester

The mandatory title defense by WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel will land on either November 14 or December 5. Montiel was ordered by the WBO to make a defense against top challenger Eric Morel. He was given permission to make a voluntary on September 12 against Alex Valdez.

If Montiel-Morel lands on November 14, it will obviously be placed on the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If it lands on December 5, it would happen on the Kelly Pavlik-Paul Williams undercard at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

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