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Orlando Salido: They Were Going To Rob Me in PR

By Jhonny Gonzalez & Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

The featherweight champion of the World Boxing Organization, Orlando Salido, is relaxing in his native Ciudad Obregon in Sonora, Mexico, and savoring the upset win over previously undefeated Juan Manuel Lopez. The fight took place on April 16 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and saw Salido stop Lopez in the eight round.

He was doing some very good work in the fight and nearly stopped Lopez in the fifth after a big knockdown. Salido felt that he was well ahead in the fight. He was shocked to find out that all three judges had it scored a 66-66 draw when the fight was stopped.

"They were going to steal the fight. In the last few rounds, I was beating Juanma up. I was so sure that I was ahead by a wide margin, but after the fight I found out he was ahead on the cards [editor's note: it was actually scored a draw]. You could tell that they were going to give it to Lopez in the end, but with a knockout [victory] there is nothing they could do."

"In Puerto Rico, they were betting on which round he was going to knock me out. I was sure of my chances. He gave me opposition in the early rounds, but from the fifth round I knew I would win because he was hurt every time I connected. He was hurt a lot, mainly with body shots. He however, never hurt me," Salido said.

Salido says there are ongoing talks to have a rematch in the month of November. He still hopes to make an optional defense in the month of July in Mexico.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by littlemac on 04-25-2011

[QUOTE=Forza;10433106]Who cares about the cards? The [B]puto rican[/B] was K.O'd infront of his family and friends in his backyard.[/QUOTE] I find your post a little insulting to Puerto Ricans.

Comment by mannypr201 on 04-25-2011

[QUOTE=MARIO8002;10434151]Yes, because being a territory of the USA is much better. Listen, I myself have nothing against Puerto Ricans. I respect boxers in general for what they do. I just hate how [B]most of the Puerto Ricans [/B]think they are…

Comment by MARIO8002 on 04-25-2011

[QUOTE=boxngenius;10430917]Juanma ko'd 10 *******s n got ko'd by 1 big F'n deal. Truth is they hate ricans bcuz we don't have 2 sneak into u.s. fact is pac n juanma took out more wetbks than border patrol lol congrats on…

Comment by CharliesRecords on 04-25-2011

[quote=ELHURACAN58;10433104]Butthurt much?:bottle::bottle:[/quote] No but my cock does, easy next time boy!

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 04-25-2011

[QUOTE=CharliesRecords;10428665]Of course they were going to rob that is what Ricanos do....have you been to the PR parade in NY?[/QUOTE] Go rot. Some of us are as hardworking as can be and earn our own keep, just like most people…

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