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Concepcion replaces Morel

Updated: July 10, 2010, 6:22 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Interim bantamweight titlist Eric Morel, scheduled to fight unified titleholder Fernando Montiel in a mandatory bout July 17, withdrew Saturday, Top Rank's Carl Moretti told ESPN.com.

Moretti said Rafael Concepcion (14-4-1, 8 KOs) will replace Morel in the fight, which will headline a "Top Rank Live" (Fox Sports en Espanol) card in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.

Morel adviser Gabriel Peñagarícano told Top Rank in an e-mail Saturday morning that Morel's father, Cirilo, told him that Eric ...

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