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Orlando Salido Fired Up, Wants To KO Martinez in Trilogy

By Steve Kim

Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions read with great curiosity (and perhaps a bit of bemusement) the report filed by Miguel Rivera(https://www.boxingscene.com/martinez-salido-pedraza-smith-arroyo-triple-eyed-220--99808) which quoted promoter Peter Rivera as saying that if Orlando Salido is not willing to come back to Puerto Rico to face WBO 130-pound titlist Roman "Rocky" Martinez in a trilogy bout, that they would be moving forward with their mandatory obligation as part of a Showtime triple-header.

Gibbons reaction?

"All I know is we're ready to go February 20th. We agree to fight (Martinez) February 20th, that's its, plain and simple. Let it all work out," he told BoxingScene.com on Sunday afternoon.

So are they willing to go back to Puerto Rico like they were last April when they first faced Martinez?

"Salido's training, he's in Obregon (Mexico), he's fired up. He's spending his holiday  not being able to to enjoy himself like he'd like because he's focused on winning the third fight and scoring a knockout this time and he's agreed with Peter Rivera, PR Best, everybody to fight February 20th."

But again, where though?

"Like I said, we're reayd to fight February 20th," answered Gibbons.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by lopetego on 12-28-2015

actually, if the fight takes place in PR he'll NEED a KO to get the W

Comment by Willy Wanker on 12-28-2015

Salido was badly robbed in the last fight.

Comment by IFightDirty on 12-28-2015

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;16353752]Exactly salido knows the money is in PR but he could never hurt Martinez how the hell he expects to knock him down let alone knock him out lol salido is going to get destroyed and get dropped plenty of…

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY!. on 12-28-2015

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;16355114]Why didn't he answer the question about whether he was willing to go to Puerto Rico or not?[/QUOTE] their was another thread where he said NO hes not going to go to PR. I say have it in texas with…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-28-2015

Why didn't he answer the question about whether he was willing to go to Puerto Rico or not?

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