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Orlando Salido Has No Intention of Retiring in The Near Future

By Ryan Burton

Mandalay Bay, LAS VEGAS, NV - 37-year-old Orlando Salido (44-13-4) doesn't believe he is slowing down.  Despite all of the wars and his advanced age - especially for a lower weight, he feels that he is still going strong.

At this point in his career the former two-division champion says that he reevaluates how he feels after each fight.  Salido has gone 9-2-2 in his past 13 fights against mostly top level competition and will face Mickey Roman (57-12) on HBO this Saturday night.

As for what is next, he said, "It all depends on how I feel. After every fight I see how I feel. I need to see how I look on fight night and I feel great right now. If I do everything I am supposed to do then why not continue?"

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The HBO triple header is made up entirely of fights in the super featherweight weight class and the loaded division also has fighters like Vasyl Lomachenko, Miguel Berchelt and unbeaten former champion Gervonta Davis so there will be plenty of options for Salido if he emerges victorious.

"It is a very deep division that is full of big names. There are a lot of top level fighters in the division. It is very hot and a good division to be in," Salido told BoxingScene.com.

Also on Saturday's card, the co-main event spotlights Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) and Tokyo’s Kenichi Ogawa (22-1, 17 KOs) in a 12-round world title contest. Farmer is on an 18-bout win streak. Fighting in the U.S. for the first time, Ogawa has won 14 straight bouts following his only loss, in 2012. The fight marks the first shot at a world title for either man.

The night opens with Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KOs) from Mexico City, Mexico taking on Stephen Smith (25-3, 15 KOs) of Liverpool, UK in a 10-round contest. Vargas looks to get back on a win streak following a majority draw against  Salido and a KO loss to Miguel Berchelt in a brutal fight seen last January on HBO. Smith has knocked out more than half his opponents and is fighting in the U.S. for just the second time.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rrayvez on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=MexicanStyle#1;18326691]Facts speak louder than words!!! and Mr. Salido always spoke with actions. Enough said!!!![/QUOTE] yeah, and whether you like it or not the fact remains that cotto had a vastly superior career than salido and was a much better boxer.…

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=rrayvez;18309308]so last week you sh*tted on cottos career as a media creation despite his resume and then you come on here this week and say that salido is the most underrated fighter of this generation? Clearly biased strictly because he's…

Comment by Mammoth on 12-10-2017

Enjoy retirement Salido! Nobody is supposed to be in that many wars.

Comment by anthonydavid11 on 12-10-2017

What happened here?

Comment by boliodogs on 12-07-2017

Why should he retire when he loves to fight and is so good at it?

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