By Steve Kim
Former two-time world champion, Orlando Salido, was in attendance this past weekend at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, taking in the 'SuperFly' card. Many are wondering when is Salido getting back into the ring?
"I'm just waiting for the best fight. I know I have a fight in November. Whoever I fight, I fight," said Salido, through publicist, Ricardo Jimenez, while passing through press row on Saturday night.
Salido(44-13-4, 31 KO's) last fought on May 27th in Mexico scoring a seventh round stoppage of Aristides Perez.
Asked if he has any preference on who he'd like to face, he answered - "It's not up to me, I don't make fights - promoters make fights. I just fight whoever they tell me."
There had been a lot of talk throughout the summer of a rematch with Lomachenko - who Salido defeated in controversial fashion back in 2014 what was his second pro fight. It looks like Lomachenko will be defending his WBO super featherweight belt on December 9th against Guillermo Rigondeaux.
But Salido wanted to make it clear - "People keep talking like I turned down the fight. I never turned down anything."
There has been some industry chatter about Salido potentially returning as part of the HBO televised card on November 25th, which takes place at the Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main event that night will feature the return of light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who takes on Vyacheslav Shabranskyy. One name being kicked around for Salido's next fight is Puerto Rico's Jonathan Oquendo.
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.