Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Salido-Garcia, Juanma-Vazquez in Play For 2/2 in PR

By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

According to WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27KOs), he will defend his championship against unbeaten Mikey Garcia (29-0, 25KOs) on February 2 in Puerto Rico - if Garcia defeats former champion Jonathan Barros on November 10th in Las Vegas. If all goes as planned, Salido-Garcia would take place the day before the Super Bowl as an HBO televised doubleheader.

Salido was going to face Garcia on the upcoming November date, but he injured his hand and was forced to withdrew.

"Hopefully my next fight is on February 2 in Puerto Rico against the winner of the contest between Mikey Garcia and Jonathan Barros. Certainly those plans are not concrete unless Garcia is the winner, and then everything will be ready in San Juan," Salido said to BoxingScene.com/Notifight.com.

One fight being discussed for the doubleheader is an all-Puerto Rican grudge match between former champions Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28KOs) and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (22-2-1, 19KOs).

Salido, who already knocked out Lopez twice, would like to get his hands on Vazquez. He hopes to beat Garcia and then face Vazquez, should he beat Lopez. During a recent war of words between the two Puerto Rican boxers - Vazquez trashed Lopez for suffering two knockout defeats to Salido. Vazquez laughed at Salido's record, citing the eleven defeats.

"Yes I lost eleven times, but I've had great quality opponents - unlike Vazquez who never faced the type of opponents that I have. I would like to fight Wilfredo wherever. I don't think Vazquez would last more than six or seven rounds. There would be a knockout," Salido said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by panicchaser on 10-28-2012

[QUOTE=lopez36;12643011]thats the same thing that was said in juanma rematch...[B]garcia has never faced a top fighter[/B],salido has,we don't know if garcia can take a punch,we know salido has been dropped but gets right up,and juanma hits hard,i don't think salido…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 10-27-2012

And why is HBO getting this card? I can imagine that the money was right, but still, this story line should've finished playing out on Showtime. HBO deserves all of the lackluster cards that they can handle, because of their…

Comment by J-Smooth on 10-27-2012

damn that's a good card....

Comment by FightingWords on 10-27-2012

Had high hopes for Juanma but his lack of defense and suspect chin is his downfall. He learned nothing going in to the second Salido fight. No surprise the outcome was the same. Can't wait for the Garcia Salido fight.…

Comment by Optimistic on 10-27-2012

Nice. Looking forward to both fights.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (49)
Top Headlines Anthony Karperis Stops Scott Burrell in Four Rounds Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot Mayweather: 'Triple L' Golovkin Came Up Short, I'd Work Him Over! Lawrence Okolie To Box On Burns vs. Indongo In Glasgow Anthony Crolla Not Ruling Out Move To Junior Welterweight Rob Brant To Take Stay Busy Fight, Then Murata-N'dam Winner Photos: Jorge Linares Dominates Anthony Crolla - MEGA Gallery Porter Hopes Pacquiao Retires, Says Khan Has Skills To Beat Anyone Jacobs' Manager: GGG's Side Will Make Excuses to Avoid Rematch Frank Warren: Shrewd Liam Smith With Under The Radar Fight Photos: Tyron Zeuge With Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Win Crolla Admits Gallagher Nearly Pulled Him Out Before Twelfth Charlo vs. Heiland WBC Eliminator For Mandatory Golovkin Shot Saunders Smiles: Let Everyone Doubt Me, I Can Beat Golovkin! Jhonny Gonzalez Crushes Francisco Contreras in Three Rounds Emmanuel Rodriguez Destroys Robinson Lavinanza in One Daud Yordan's Promoter Hopes To Get Him Title Shot Next Linares: I Want Mikey Garcia, Lomachenko - I Can Beat Both! Mike Tyson on Mind Games, Breaking an Opponent's Spirit Nico Hernandez Makes His Pro Debut in Style Jorge Paez Jr. Blasts Out Daniel Sandoval in Furious Fashion Abduqaxorov Blitzes Manyuchi, Captures WBC Silver at 147 Saunders To Golovkin: Do You Want To Fight? Put Up or Shut Up! Juho Haapoja decisions Leonardo Bruzzese to win EU title Mikey Garcia Wants Summer Unification Fight Against Linares Tyron Zeuge Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Over Ekpo Lawrence Okolie Blows Out Debut Opponent In 20 Seconds Jorge Linares Drops, Dominates Anthony Crolla To Repeat Jack Arnfield Beats Brian Rose In Battle Of Blackpool Linares vs. Crolla Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Beats Koleva, Welborn Shocks Marcus Morrison Kovalev's Trainer Has Doubts That Ward Wants The Rematch Martin Ward Defeats Maxi Hughes, Retains British, WBC Regional Crolla: I Need To Drag Linares Into a Fight, Rough Him Up Hunter: I Told Amir Khan That Fighting Canelo Was Stupid, Crazy Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies Jorge Linares 'Feels at Home' Fighting Crolla in The UK Crolla: I'll Prove A Lot of People Wrong in Linares Rematch Jorge Linares' Trainer Details Preparation For Crolla Rematch Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla II: Pre-Fight Report Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement