Salido Drops Title at Scales, Pays Lomachenko $15,000

by David P. Greisman

Orlando Salido knew that he wouldn’t be able to make weight for his featherweight title defense against Vasyl Lomachenko, even bringing a doctor from Mexico into San Antonio the week of the bout before concluding that getting down to 126 was not going to happen, according to Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels.

Salido came in at 128.25 pounds and then took a drink of Gatorade, Samuels said. He did not seek to get down to the featherweight limit, and instead paid $15,000 to Lomachenko.

Their fight will go forward on the HBO televised undercard to Saturday’s rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera at the Alamodome.

Lomachenko came in at 125.25 pounds.

Only Lomachenko will be able to pick up the World Boxing Organization’s featherweight title of he wins. If he loses, the belt will be vacant, just as it was when Mikey Garcia came in overweight for his defense last year against Juan Manuel Lopez.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by zackrocha on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=MRBOOMER;14280612]A good record of what? Fighting no hopers and barely ranked if not ranked at all.[/QUOTE] Some people have no business commenting on this $%it. Rigondeaux' not ranked at all??? Ignorant F**K, and I don't even like Rigo

Comment by larimoor on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=KRITKL;14279307]Damn, he must really just wants to put a beating on Lomenko[/QUOTE] I feel that he will put a beating on air all fight

Comment by PulpFriction on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=WeEatinBaby;14279473]i agree some people on here have a hard time accepting truth i found out... it kills em inside idk why. russel has talent and could be a future p4p fighter while salido is almsot done[/QUOTE] Gary russell mothafuggin sucks!

Comment by Tobi.G on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=WeEatinBaby;14279403]dude u again listen all im saying is that GR is undefeated with a good record the truth hurts[/QUOTE] What record?

Comment by Danieltapia on 03-01-2014

Last week I would have told you Chavez wouldn't make weight and Salido would. Never figured...

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