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The upcoming fight between Salido and Garcia is really getting people hyped. I came across this little interview with Orlando, by Michael Woods of ESPN.com, and thought I'd share it:
Orlando Salido is 32, has been a pro for 17 years, and started boxing when he was 10. But no, he doesn't think the mileage has broken him down.
"I feel better now," he told ESPN New York at a news conference held Thursday at MSG, ahead of his Saturday clash against Mikey Garcia.
Point blank, I asked him why Salido would beat the 25 year-old Garcia. "Experience," said the 126-pound champ. "I'm a champion and I want to keep that a long time."
So, will an edge in volume be another key to victory? "Yes, overwhelming him is key," Salido said. "I'm not going to let him think. All of his opponents have let him do that. I'm not going to let him do that."
Garcia is a solid technician, Salido allowed, but doesn't move that well or that much, and won't like the pressure. He is the best that Garcia has faced, and that makes Salido confident, he stated.
I think "Siri" made some good points about Mikey in this little sit-down. I'm expecting his words to become evident tomorrow night.