By Miguel Rivera
Orlando Salido (42-13-2, 29KOs) is targeting a summer rematch with Roman "Rocky Martinez (29-2-2, 17KOs). This past Saturday in Puerto Rico, Martinez captured the WBO super featherweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Salido, who went down twice in the fight. The scores were 114-111, 115-110 and 116-109.
Martinez had thought about competing as a lightweight at the start of the year and dropped back to 130-pounds for the opportunity to face Salido for the title. Salido's manager, Sean Gibbons, says there is a rematch clause.
"I'm happy because both of us gave a great fight," said Salido to El Vocero. "But I want a rematch as soon as possible and I want it in neutral territory. I felt fine and we went in there to leave everything. We could not win, but it was a tough fight. I want to confront 'Rocky' before or after the month of August."
His manager Gibbons explained:
"After such a great night, I think Salido deserves a rematch and [Martinez's promoter] Peter Rivera is open to do it. We have the option of a rematch and we will use it. We want to make this second fight. Right now Salido is in the position of 'Juanma'. He knows that if he loses again he will have to make some decisions [about his future]."