Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Orlando Salido Has No Intention of Retiring in The Near Future

By Ryan Burton

Mandalay Bay, LAS VEGAS, NV - 37-year-old Orlando Salido (44-13-4) doesn't believe he is slowing down.  Despite all of the wars and his advanced age - especially for a lower weight, he feels that he is still going strong.

At this point in his career the former two-division champion says that he reevaluates how he feels after each fight.  Salido has gone 9-2-2 in his past 13 fights against mostly top level competition and will face Mickey Roman (57-12) on HBO this Saturday night.

As for what is next, he said, "It all depends on how I feel. After every fight I see how I feel. I need to see how I look on fight night and I feel great right now. If I do everything I am supposed to do then why not continue?"

orlando-salido (2)_3

The HBO triple header is made up entirely of fights in the super featherweight weight class and the loaded division also has fighters like Vasyl Lomachenko, Miguel Berchelt and unbeaten former champion Gervonta Davis so there will be plenty of options for Salido if he emerges victorious.

"It is a very deep division that is full of big names. There are a lot of top level fighters in the division. It is very hot and a good division to be in," Salido told BoxingScene.com.

Also on Saturday's card, the co-main event spotlights Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) and Tokyo’s Kenichi Ogawa (22-1, 17 KOs) in a 12-round world title contest. Farmer is on an 18-bout win streak. Fighting in the U.S. for the first time, Ogawa has won 14 straight bouts following his only loss, in 2012. The fight marks the first shot at a world title for either man.

The night opens with Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KOs) from Mexico City, Mexico taking on Stephen Smith (25-3, 15 KOs) of Liverpool, UK in a 10-round contest. Vargas looks to get back on a win streak following a majority draw against  Salido and a KO loss to Miguel Berchelt in a brutal fight seen last January on HBO. Smith has knocked out more than half his opponents and is fighting in the U.S. for just the second time.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rrayvez on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=MexicanStyle#1;18326691]Facts speak louder than words!!! and Mr. Salido always spoke with actions. Enough said!!!![/QUOTE] yeah, and whether you like it or not the fact remains that cotto had a vastly superior career than salido and was a much better boxer.…

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=rrayvez;18309308]so last week you sh*tted on cottos career as a media creation despite his resume and then you come on here this week and say that salido is the most underrated fighter of this generation? Clearly biased strictly because he's…

Comment by Mammoth on 12-10-2017

Enjoy retirement Salido! Nobody is supposed to be in that many wars.

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 12-10-2017

What happened here?

Comment by boliodogs on 12-07-2017

Why should he retire when he loves to fight and is so good at it?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Tyrone Nurse pondering next move after third consecutive loss Ivana Habazin vs. Eva Bajic Rematch on Hrgovic-Perea Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Reunion in Los Angeles Broner: Pacquiao Been KO'd 3 Times - No NyQuil To Sleep Him! UK News: McFadden, McKenna, Redfearn, Ellis, Hughes, More Gervonta Davis Says He'll Fight Abner Mares February 9 In SoCal Michael Conlan Very Comfortable With The Pressures of Boxing Canelo on Mayweather Rematch: Anytime He's Ready! Rigondeaux Training With Ronnie Shields, PBC in Corner Too Luis Nery vs. Carlos Sardinez on December 1 in Saltillo Lipinets: Loss To Mikey Garcia Prepared Me For Lamont Peterson Broner: Pacquiao is a Black Fighter - F***ed Up Money & Taxes! Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Face To Face in LA Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have No Deal Yet Rob Brant Inks Co-Promotional Deal With Top Rank Espinoza: If You Think Broner Is Easy For Pacquiao, Think Again Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding To Hit Movie Theaters LIVE STREAM: Pacquiao-Broner - Los Angeles Press Conference Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury: More Tickets Released at Staples Photos: Pacquiao Hits The Basketball Court, Becomes 'Air Manny' Bryant Jennings vs. Oscar Rivas Finalized For January 18, ESPN+ Giovanni Mioletti Keeps Record Intact With Another Stoppage Win Peter Kadiru Goes Pro, To Be Advised By Klitschko's Manager Wilder, Fury, Hurd, Ortiz Share What They Are Thankful For Martin Murray vs. Hassan N'Dam is Set For Warrington-Frampton Wilder vs. Fury PPV Will Be Available Via The Showtime App Breazeale: The Ultimate Goal is Anthony Joshua Rematch Pacquiao: Right Now, I Have No Intention Of Running For President Sanchez: They Are All Using Golovkin's Name To Stay Relevant! Joseph Parker on Dealing With Adversity Versus Dillian Whyte Frank Warren: I've Never Seen Tyson Fury This Determined Tommy Coyle: I Fight Because I Love it, But It's a Dangerous Game Sergio Martinez Still Aims To Return, Continues To Train Hard UK News: Brian Rose, Troy Williamson, Tyrone McKenna, More Pacquiao is Focused: We Can't Underestimate Adrien Broner Jarrell Miller Wants Anthony Joshua in April at Wembley Giving Thanks For a Boxing Dream Come True Pacquiao: I Think Fans Are Excited For Rematch With Mayweather Adonis Stevenson Hopes Pascal Wins, Not Impressed By Bivol David Lemieux: I Want Canelo Because I Know I Can Beat Him!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement