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Orlando Salido To Defend The Title on July 21 or July 28

By Rey Colon

Mexico's Orlando Salido is ready to make the third defense of the title he snatched last April from then unbeaten Juan Manuel Lopez. Salido (38-11-2, 26 KO's) is currently in the process of a three-day promotional tour that includes visits to several different sports programs in Mexico and in the city of Miami, Florida.

"I will return to defend the title on the 21st or 28th of July. I don't know the opponent yet, but those are the tentative dates that they have for me. And it will be in Mexico. I want to continue at 126 pounds. I want to unify. There are good options out there for me and if all goes well, I will go up to 130-pounds afterwards," Salido said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 03-31-2012

Mikey Garcia will probably fight Celestino Caballero. Salido should fight Rafael Marquez in July, then either Garcia/Caballero or Gonzalez/Rojas late in the year.

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 03-31-2012

I understand that Top Rank and Zanfer want to keep Salido in the public's eye, but I think July is way too soon. I feel Salido has been involved in back to back wars (one with the Filipino and now…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=boricuajr23;11954314]Wasnt Mikey Garcia supposed to fight the winner of Juanma - Salido 2? Would really love to see Salido vs Garcia this summer![/QUOTE] According to Bobby, that was the plan, but we never know with TR.

Comment by ManOnTheMoon on 03-30-2012

Saildo has earned a light defense or 2 in his country before a tough Garcia fight.

Comment by Mars Volta on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=boricuajr23;11954314]Wasnt Mikey Garcia supposed to fight the winner of Juanma - Salido 2? Would really love to see Salido vs Garcia this summer![/QUOTE] it will probably be against johnny gonzalez or Rafael marquez

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