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Garcia Clan Confident as Salido Showdown Nears

By Miguel Rivera

Featherweight contender Mikey Garcia is training for the fight of his life. The unbeaten boxer challenges Orlando "Siri" Salido (39-11-1, 27KO) for the WBO's featherweight championship on January 19th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

"I am aware that I will be fighting the best featherweight champion of the world and, therefore I am working harder than ever. I know I have to be 100% to beat Orlando Salido," explained Garcia (30-0, 26KO). "Salido has proven that he's the best with facts and wins, but I have the ability, strength and experience to win and I will prove that on the 19th in New York.

"New York is a very important place in the boxing world and this is a great opportunity for me to show my talent to a lot of people who know the sport.

Mikey's brother and trainer, Robert Garcia, says Mikey's ring smarts will win the contest.

"Personally, I think Mikey is a resourceful fighter who knows how to use his skills in the ring. Mikey is a boxer who is very intelligent and prepared to fight and win the world championship," he added.

The leader of the Garcia clan, father Don Eduardo, agrees that ring smarts will determine the winner of this contest.

"We know that Salido is a strong and experienced fighter, but Mikey is well aware of that and he's well prepared and ready to face this challenge. He is a very smart fighter and knows what he needs to do to win this fight, that I have no doubt," said Don Eduardo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whitealltrac on 01-07-2013

Mikey Garcia is one tuff dude I got to give it to him. Trust me Salido was damaged as much as Juanma Lopez on them wars them two had. Garcia by KO before round 7! :boxing:

Comment by micky1971 on 01-07-2013

hmmm, im not convinced by salido. hes a swinger who had lopezs number, thats it.

Comment by Bushbaby on 01-07-2013

This will be Mikey's coming out party. He's very patient & stays focused. Once he gets the jab pumping he'll control distance & keep Salido right where he wants him. On the outside at the end of his short shots.…

Comment by ddangerous on 01-07-2013

Can't wait to see this fight! I think a very motivated Garcia will get the better of a shop-worn Salido.

Comment by RightCrossKO on 01-07-2013

Salido's ring experience and toughness could be enough to win him this fight against the younger opponent. Salido has a good chin and can dish out some hard punishment throughout 12 full rounds. My pick is for "El Siri"

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