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Orlando Salido Beats Down Guiterrez; Mikey Garcia Next?

By Jake Donovan

Orlando Salido kept busy while awaiting his next big assignment, stopping Moises Guiterrez in the third round of a non-title fight Saturday evening in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

The resurgent featherweight is being groomed for a featherweight showdown with unbeaten contender Miguel Angel ‘Mikey’ Garcia, but opted to stay active in the ring. Saturday’s bout was Salido’s first ring appearance since knocking out Juan Manuel Lopez for the second time in as many fights this past March in one of the best fights of 2012. 

The stay busy portion of the evening didn’t last very long, as Salido beat down Gutierrez from the opening bell. The no-nonsense featherweight titlist – fighting above weight in a non-title affair – went on the attack in the opening round, though Gutierrez refused to lie down. The Chile native managed to land a few shots in round two, a reminder that there is no such thing as a guaranteed win in boxing.

“I knew I had to quickly take control of the fight,” Salido would comment afterward. “True, there is no such thing as a small challenge in this sport. I never underestimate my job in the ring.”

Salido proved that in a workmanlike finish in the third round. Gutierrez came off of his stool filled with false confidence, but was brought back to reality in a hurry. Salido banged on his body like a drum, then brought the attack upstairs before sending him to the canvas.

Gutierrez was clearly in no condition to continue even if he was able to get up. It didn’t matter, as referee Gabriel Peralta reached the count of ten to end the fight.

The official time was 2:49 of round three.

Salido continues to cruise along in what should be the twilight of his career. The grizzled veteran improves to 39-11-2 (27KO) with his fifth straight win, all by knockout. 

Gutierrez entered the fight riding a five-fight win streak, but that comes to a violent end as he falls to 21-5 (8KO) in defeat. 

A big fight figures to be in Salido’s future, though it’s just a matter of who is willing to sign to face him. A pair of knockout wins over Lopez has sent his 16-year career soaring to new heights, to where he at least has a say in his next move.

High on the list is the chance to upset another young, rising star.

“I’ve been told I have several options,” Salido informed afterward. “One of them is (unbeaten featherweight contender) Mikey Garcia on October 20 in Las Vegas on the undercard of (Jorge) Arce-(Nonito) Donaire.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sttag on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;12383010]Against who? You forget, all those things are one thing when the guys you are fighting are not in Salido's league. They are in two different leagues and Salido's pressure will break Garcia down.[/QUOTE] I'll give you that. War Mikey.

Comment by onechance87 on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=americanbot;12383182][B]if mickey doesn't fight salido next i am done with him[/B]........... the guy just doesn't fight much anymore, he's fading away like pirog. (thats what happens when you feel you're not ready for specific foes, opportunities will pass you by…

Comment by apocalypto on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12383287]He got dropped twice in the fight he had before the second JuanMa fight. I forget the guy he was fighting, but it was a nobody. Saldio looked impressive for the majority of the fight but he got dropped twice…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12383367]You make a good case. I do believe, however, the warrior in him would be on full display against someone of Garcia's quality. A guy like Salido tends to rise to the occasion, as with the Lopez bouts.[/QUOTE] Oh, absolutely.…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12383287]He got dropped twice in the fight he had before the second JuanMa fight. I forget the guy he was fighting, but it was a nobody. Saldio looked impressive for the majority of the fight but he got dropped twice…

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