NEW YORK — Orlando Salido reluctantly posed alongside Mikey Garcia for a picture after the final press conference Thursday to promote their fight Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Garcia never thought twice about boxing Salido, despite that Salido has tested positive for a steroid during his career and there wasn’t any random, pre-fight testing for performance-enhancing drugs prior to their 12-round fight for Salido’s WBO featherweight title (9:45 p.m. EDT; HBO).
“I’m not afraid of Salido,” Garcia said. “I feel that he did everything the right way. He learned from that a few years back, when he had tested positive for some illegal substance. He did his work and I did my work, and you’ll see it on Saturday night. I never worried about it. He won’t do anything to get caught up in a big scandal. He got caught up in something [in November 2006] and that’s it.”
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