Antonio Orozco Scratched From HBO Card Due To Dehydration

By Steve Kim

Junior welterweight contender Antonio Orozco was scheduled to face Fidel Maldonado tomorrow night as the co-feature on HBO Latino from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Unfortunately, Orozco - who is rated number one by the WBC - has been pulled out of this contest.

His manager, Frank Espinoza told,"(Antonio) passed out this morning so Carlos (Barragan, his trainer) took him to the emergency room. They said his sugar level was a little high. They said it was dehydration."

This episode took place just several hours before the weigh-in.

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When asked if the strain of making 140-pounds had gotten to his fighter, Espinoza stated - "I have to find out what the details are, I have to speak with him and how he feels about making the weight. It's too soon to say."

After receiving the call from Barragan, the manager informed Golden Boy Promotions president, Eric Gomez, of the situation and pulled him out of the fight. The featherweight bout between Ronny Rios and Roy Tapia has been bumped up to the HBO Latino broadcast. The main event is the light heavyweight battle between Sullivan Barrera and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy.

"It's a shame because it's the day before the fight but his health is more important and he had a bigger issue to take care off. We had to respond to that," said Espinoza.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JohnP2 on 09-22-2017

Very disappointing. I think Orozco is one of the top prospects in all of 40 that is. He's been somewhat of a weight bully though, so it looks like he's gonna have to come see what's up at 47.…

Comment by r1onnie2 on 12-16-2016

Sounds like dude can't make 140 anymore or didn't go the about the proper way of doing it.

Comment by richardt on 12-15-2016

Win or lose, he spared himself some punishment cause Maldonado would have punished him more than the last guy who took Orozco's "0" unofficially.

Comment by LOCOMEX89 on 12-15-2016

Missed opportunity Orozco could have won and gotten a title eliminator Now he's going to more than likely have to move up weight and I'm not sure he has the skills for the welterweight divisions.

Comment by Pacer on 12-15-2016

Rios has a brighter career ahead of him anyway

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