Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Salido Leans Away From Lomachenko, Moves in New Direction

By Steve Kim

As the new year dawns, Orlando Salido - who battled Francisco Vargas to a draw on June 4th in what is considered by many to be the best fight of 2016 - isn't doing all that much.

According to his adviser, Sean Gibbons the rugged Mexican warrior is, "just collecting awards, him and Vargas." But when asked what they have in mind for 2017, he told BoxingScene.com,"Salido is just committed to giving the fight fans the fights they want."

And it looks like they are moving away from a potential rematch with current WBO 130-pound titlist, Vasyl Lomachenko (who Salido defeated in controversial fashion in March of 2013).

salido-lomachenko

"We spoke a lot about it, we discussed it, we had a lot of talks about it,'' said Gibbons. "But the more people you spoke to and the more people out there and the media, the public has spoken. What fight they want to to see? Salido-Vargas again. So that's kind of the way we're leaning now."

Vargas, who has the WBC super featherweight belt, is scheduled to fight on January 28th. As is Takashi Miura, who Salido was scheduled to face on December 17th at the Forum in Inglewood, California, before pulling out of the fight with a back injury.

"There's four guys fighting on the 28th, there's Vargas-(Miguel) Berchelt, there's (Mikey) Roman-Miura, there's no guarantee that any of those guys don't get upset," said Gibbons, of this doubleheader that will be televised on HBO. "Mikey Roman is a dead-game, rugged, in-your-face solid chin dude. So there's no guarantee what happens there. So there's no guarantee in the Vargas-Berchelt fight. So there there's a lot of different avenues for Orlando in 2017, right now."

There is talk that the winners of this card in late January will then square off. Regardless, Gibbons believes that Salido will be in the mix for a significant fight or some sort in the upcoming year.

"So what I think what Orland wants to do is wait a minute, sit back and see what happens January 28th and then review all his options that are out there,"Gibbons stated.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BennyST on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=Gillie;17317876]Yeah. You are the second person that has pointed that out to me. So essentially, you don't think he was in his prime the first time they fought?[/QUOTE] No, not really. Still has his ring savvy and enough of his…

Comment by g27region on 01-01-2017

[QUOTE=HI-TECH Boxing;17318258]I'll probably PM you because I don't know if it's 100% true and I don't just want to leave false information out like that. Especially something like this. [/QUOTE] Okay, I'd appreciate that

Comment by LoadedWraps on 12-31-2016

[QUOTE=lopetego;17317778]Salido knows Loma would mop the floor with him this time around. That's why he ducked I didn't expect this, I thought Salido was a warrior who'd duck nobody...guess that's not the case anymore no more Warlando, from now on…

Comment by rogdogx on 12-31-2016

Salido wants to have his way with the finances since he won the first fight. There are other lucrative options there to be had for Salido in the mean time since he does have a very attractive style. Hopefully they…

Comment by Derranged on 12-31-2016

Well that sucks..

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (93)
Top Headlines Tyson Fury: Joshua Can't Box, He's a Brawler, I Know The Truth Lemieux: I Couldn't Use My Left Hand; Saunders Ran All Night Saunders To GGG: You Wanted Me When I Was Fat - Fight Me Now! Hearn: I See Chance For Joshua vs. Fury By End of 2018 Video: Frank Warren Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Dominic Ingle Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Tyson Fury Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Mayweather Not Impressed With Loma Win: Rigo Too Small Video: Billy Joe Saunders Breaks Down Domination of Lemieux Trainer Pleads With Horn To Forget Crawford, Fight Mundine Billy Joe Saunders: I Look Easy To Hurt, But You Can't Hit Me! Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - CompuBox Punch Stats Yves Ulysse: Everyone Thought I'd Get Beat - But Speed Kills! Saunders: Did I Not Tell You This Fight Would Be Easy? Billy Joe Saunders Makes Statement, Easily Dominates David Lemieux Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Spike O'Sullivan Drops, Stops Antoine Douglas in 7th Round Yves Ulysse Dominates, Drops, Hammers Cletus Seldin Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes on February 4 in Japan Tony Yoka Blasts Out Ali Baghouz in Two Rounds Saunders: Lemieux Has No Chance, I'm Convinced I'll Stop Him! Lemieux: Many UK Fans Wrote To Me, Want Me To Drill Saunders Avni Yildirim vs. Derek Edwards on March 3rd in Germany Denys Berinchyk Secures KO Win To Capture WBO Regional Belt Tom Schwarz Back on February 3, Dominic Boesel Returns on 3/3 McGregor Rules Out Pacquiao, Says Return To MMA is Next Saunders vs. Lemieux - CompuBox Historical Review Damon Allen Outboxes Martin Honorio in Quebec, Canada Jessie Vargas: I Want Thurman, Spence-Peterson Winner or Garcia Frank Warren: Saunders Can Send a Message To Canelo, GGG Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Pre-Fight Report Card Demetrius Andrade Will Be Ringside To Scout Saunders, Lemieux Saunders Unfazed by First Pro Bout Outside UK, Judging in Canada Lemieux to Saunders: Will Be Blood, Big Punches Saturday Night Hopkins: Rigondeaux is 90% Done, May Quit Again in Future Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence, Cotto, Golovkin-Charlo, More Frank Warren on DeGale's Loss, Selby Win, Corcoran, Frampton John Molina: I Had To Dig Deep, Can't Lose With Family at Ringside Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child? Bernstein: Mikey Garcia vs. Lomachenko Can Become Special Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement