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 Last update:  9/19/2012       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Salido-Garcia, Lara-Vanes HBO Vegas Double Looks Set
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By Keith Idec

Sources have confirmed to BoxingScene.com that Orlando Salido will defend his WBO featherweight title against Mikey Garcia in an HBO doubleheader Nov. 10 in Las Vegas.

The 12-round Salido-Garcia fight will headline a “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader from Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Hotel.

Garcia (28-0, 24 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., is the mandatory challenger for the Mexican champion’s WBO 126-pound crown. Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs, 1 NC) made his most recent defense against Chile’s Moises Gutierrez (21-5, 8 KOs), whom Salido stopped in the third round July 28 in Tepic, Mexico.

The co-featured fight Nov. 10 will pit Vanes Martirosyan (32-0, 20 KOs), of Glendale, Calif., against Cuban-born southpaw Erislandy Lara (17-1-1, 11 KOs) in a 12-round, 154-pound WBC elimination match.

The winner will move closer to earning a shot at Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s WBC super welterweight title. Lara is ranked No. 2 by the WBC, one spot ahead of Martirosyan, and one spot behind No. 1 challenger Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs).

Top Rank Inc., which won a purse bid to promote the Lara-Martirosyan match and represents Garcia, is expected to make an official announcement regarding the doubleheader sometime next week.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

Tags: Erislandy Lara , Orlando Salido , Vanes Martirosyan , Mikey Garcia , Vanes-Lara , Vanes vs Lara


 

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comment by IronDanHamza, on 09-20-2012
Can't wait for this card. Yet another great card to end the year. I'm rooting for my man Salido, one of my favourite active fighters. It's going to be a tough fight though. One thing you can always guarantee, Salido will bring it, and give it his all. And, if you aren't elite, you won't win...

comment by ShovelThumb, on 09-20-2012
Absolutely no way Mikey beats Siri, Mikey is used to crushing tomato cans and Salido is peaking IMO.

comment by PACnPBFsuck, on 09-20-2012
[QUOTE=jsfd26]You taking bets yet? I got 100M on Mikey. What about you Big Dunn? Ill do 100M with you too. Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/QUOTE] I sure am Go here [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566475[/url]

comment by The Big Dunn, on 09-20-2012
[QUOTE=jsfd26]We can do 200M bro, its cool. Sig it. Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/QUOTE] will do. sorry got caught up at work.

comment by P4P Prince, on 09-20-2012
Garcia is a decent fighter, but he doeesnt ahve the experience in fighting the competition that Salido has fought... He gna get murked.... Vanes can win this fight but only if he boxes with Lara and maintains his range the guy has KO power... Don't sleep on this kid... But if he bangs with Lara i...

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