Photos: Salido Hits Puerto Rico, Continues Training Hard
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Mexico's Orlando Salido arrived in Puerto Rico this afternoon and immediately started to train at a local gym. This coming Saturday Salido will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title against hometown hero Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Showtime and Showtime Extreme will extreme. Last April Salido stopped Juanma in eight rounds to capture the title.
Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) was accompanied by his coach Jose Santos Moreno, and his team, doing floor exercises, several rounds on the heavy bag, hitting the pads, showing speed and a good physique.
"I'm in the best condition, better than the previous fight," said Salido. "We are prepared, I have no pressure whatsoever. I will do my job as always. I know who Juanma Lopez is."
@ fceeviper... besides not being managed well (pushing this fight in Sonora as agreed up on rematch) SeÑor Salido is a True Mexican Warrior fights anyone anywhere! plus as a good mexicano they probably offered him more $ and he…Comment by fceeviper on 03-06-2012
For the life of me I still don't understand why Siri (The current champ) is fighting in PR. Seems like Siri is all set to lose this belt on Sat, two PR judges, and a PR Ref. Done. Belt Gone.…Comment by mrmojorisin1 on 03-06-2012
Glad this one didn't get postponed FOTY so far.Comment by illwill112 on 03-06-2012
[QUOTE=MrPlow;11861789]My guess, Lopez will try to run the whole night. Edging out a decision.[/QUOTE] I hope not. I'm hoping this fight will be a good one. Sadly ill be at work but thank GOD for DVR. The hard part will…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)