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Salinas-Escandon Was Rejected For HBO Latino Card

By Ben Jacobs

Cuba's former world title challenger Yoandris Salinas (20-0-2, 13KOs) was originally scheduled to fight on Saturday's card in Las Vegas against Óscar Escandón (22-1, 15KOs) of Colombia, however a source informed BoxingScene that the fight was rejected by HBO.

Salinas drew with current WBA champion Scott Quigg in London last year and was looking to get back in the title mix at super bantamweight.

Nevertheless, the bill screened by HBO Latino features two hard-hitters in the form of the Dominican Republic's Javier Fortuna and Mexican Juan Antonio Rodríguez, as well as Sergio Mora and Luis Orlando Del Valle.

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