By Ryan Burton
Mandalay Bay, LAS VEGAS, NV - Top 130 pound contender Miguel "Mickey" Roman (57-12) has reeled off 19 victories in his last 20 fights. His only loss was in January against former champion Takashi Miura. Roman was leading in the fight until he suffered knockdowns in the 10th, 11th and 12th round. He was counted out after the third knockdown.
The Mexico native said that he has learned from that fight and that Saturday night is all about redemption when he faces Orlando Salido (44-13-4) in the main event of a HBO televised tripleheader.
"I would love to get a rematch against Miura. I was winning the fight and I made a small make mistake. This fight is a chance at redemption. I plan on redeeming myself in this fight," Roman told BoxingScene.com.
There have been many great fights between Mexican fighters at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas including the first installment of the Marco Antonio Barrera-Erik Morales trilogy. The second and third fight took place down the strip at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Roman is very respectful of those fights but believes that his fight against Salido can actually surpass those of Barrera and Morales because of the styles that they will bring to the ring.
He expects Salido to be the same warrior that he has always been and said that he has never been better prepared for a fight.
"I am very happy to fight here. The people like to see these types of fights between Mexicans here in Las Vegas like the fights between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales. This fight can be like those or maybe a little better. I am saying that because of the styles of Salido and myself. I had a great training camp with Rudy Hernandez and Jaime Quintana so there is no doubt that I will give a great show," Roman told BoxingScene.com.
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