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Salido is no stranger to tiring down the stretch and having to resort to going blow for blow with a decent level opponent.
Garcia was taking his punches well, keeping him from staying on the inside WHILE making Salido work to get there AND backing Salido up whenever he was done throwing his loaded up punches.
So, yes, Salido was definitely doing better on every level by completely relying on his chin when he had enough energy to throw punches but that same strategy had him eating jabs and 1-2's, being backed up when he wasn't swinging for the fences, nose broken (probably a small fracture but he said broken) and his eye about two rounds from closing.
I still think Salido was the lucky one. A clear decision or him being knocked out would have killed any rematch talk. Now, we have to see him hoping not to get caught with any unseen power shots while being out-boxed as he hopes that Garcia gasses.