Fernando “Cochulito” Monitel (45-3-2, 35 KOs) will be back in action against Alvaro Perez (21-3-1, 12 KOs), on Saturday August 20. The fight will be held at La Cetto Vineyard in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, and is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Montiel, the former bantamweight kingpin, is fighting for the second time since being knocked out by Nonito Donaire in February. Montiel destroyed former bantamweight title challenger Nehomar Cermeno in three rounds, in June. The quick turnaround suggests another run at a title in the bantamweight division, where Montiel is rated #4 by the WBC and #3 by the WBA, or as a super bantamweight, where he is rated #2 by the WBO.
Perez, 28, is a former world title contender from Nicaragua. In 2009 Perez was knocked out in four rounds by Hozumi Hasegawa, the WBC bantamweight champion at the time. In January Perez lost a nine-round technical decision to Hugo Ruiz, the WBA Interim bantamweight belt holder. In his last bout, Perez won a six-round decision over Danny Erazo (3-2-1, at the time).
— Tim Harrison
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