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Orlando Salido: I Knew That I Had To Knock Juanma Out

By Rafael Soto

WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (38-11-2, 26KOs) knew that a knockout victory was crucial on Saturday night. After going to Puerto Rico last April to stop hometown hero Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28KOs) in eight rounds, Salido repeated his accomplishment with a tenth round stoppage of the Puerto Rican star. Although Salido appeared to be well ahead in the fight, he wasn't surprised with the shocking scorecards - which had Lopez winning a majority decision at the time of the knockout - with scores of 86-84, 86-84 and 85-85.

"The preparation that I did for this fight was key. I knew I had to knock him out. I didn't want to place my trust in the judges and I [knew a knockout was needed]. I thank God for the way things went, and we provided another victory to Mexico and Sonora. I dedicate the fight to all of the fans who believed in me, my friend Alejandro Lopez Caballero for all the support he has given me in my career, and I want to thank my promoter Zanfer, my corner, my family and my friends," Salido said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by supRa on 03-12-2012

great fight, not suprised with the judges scorecards. same old ***** :/ what were the scorecards in thier 1st fight?

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 03-12-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;11878133]I put your sig as my desktop wallpaper(ME). :D[/QUOTE] Haha Good ****

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-12-2012

[B](Below is an excerpt from Dan Rafael's recap of the fight. Says it all...)[/B] [I]Thankfully, Salido brought his own two judges -- his fists -- to the fight, because as terrible as Lopez's remarks were, the scoring was way worse.…

Comment by Main Source on 03-12-2012

I only gave JuanMa two rounds and those were really close. I can't fathom how they could have JuanMa leading on the scorecards. That fight belonged to Salido. I'm glad he got the knock-out. I don't want another Cloud vs.…

Comment by dawge on 03-12-2012

[QUOTE=illwill112;11879008]You guys really have to get over it already. So everytime a boxer you don't like wins it's because the fix was in? Jesus get over yourself already. Let me inform you on somthing, 20 years from Now people are…

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