LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - The boxing capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada will host another possible fight of the year when four-time world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs) of Ciudad Obregón in Sonora, Mexico, will face his compatriot Miguel Roman (57-12, 44 KOs) from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico in the stellar fight agreed for 10 rounds in a show to be held this Saturday, December 9 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The fight will be televised live on HBO on the "Boxing After Dark" show beginning at 10:20 p.m. Eastern / Pacific. Tickets that are priced at $ 250, $ 200, $ 150, $ 100 and $ 50 that are already in the vein can be purchased through AXS.com and at the ticket offices of the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Today, at the Aztec Gymnasium in Bell, California, Salido and Román appeared before the Los Angeles press to talk about their fight and show some of their conditioning as they prepare for a Mexican war.
"I know that this fight against Roman is difficult and I am confident it will be a war because our styles are very similar and it will be a real train wreck," said Salido who was accompanied by his coach Santos Moreno and his physical trainer, Angel "Memo" Heredia, as well as his agent Sean Gibbons.
"I am very satisfied with my preparation and I feel very good, this is an important fight because winning could lead me to a championship fight and that is the motivation for this fight, because I would like to compete for the World Boxing Council World Championship (WBC) against Miguel Berchelt.
"I'm also very happy with HBO and all the promoters that made this fight possible, because being in the main event of a great show in Las Vegas is something that I'm very proud of and that's why I want to give all the fans a fight that is memorable."
In another fight to be televised, Tevin "American Idol" Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KO's) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will face Kenichi Ogawa (22-1-0, 17 KO's) from Tokyo, Japan for the junior lightweight title of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
In the fight that will open the television broadcast, former WBC super featherweight champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KOs) returns to the ring to face the two-time world title challenger Stephen "Swifty "smith (25-3, 15 KOs) of England in a match agreed to for 12 rounds.