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Salido Has No Problem With Facing Lomachenko in December

By Miguel Rivera

Mexico's Orlando Salido has no problem with facing WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko on a date in December, according to Salido's manager Sean Gibbons.

A few weeks ago, Gibbons revealed that both sides were close to an agreement to collide on August 5th in the main event of an ESPN televised card, but a hand injury to Salido caused the fight to fall apart.

Lomachenko was instead matched with Miguel Marriaga, who moved up from the featherweight division. Marriaga was battered over seven rounds before the fight was stopped.

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Salido still stands as the only boxer to defeat Lomachenko as a pro, from when they collided back in 2014. The fight drew a lot of controversy because Salido failed to make weight, came into the ring as a much bigger fighter and then made it a very rough outing for Lomachenko, who complained afterwards that he was tagged by numerous low blows.

Gibbons believes Lomachenko needs Salido to draw more people to the arena and to the television screens.

"We know that Lomachenko wants the second fight with Salido, he has made a lot of progress, but he knows that Orlando is the one who can make things a lot more complicated," Gibbons said to ESPN Deportes.

"But we are going to negotiate, they know that with Salido they can raise the TV ratings and take the fight to a bigger venue that can hold at least 10 thousand."

Lomachenko's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, mentioned Salido as a potential opponent for December. He also mentioned super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt.

But Salido also has other options, like Berchelt, Gervonta Davis, another super featherweight champion who is going to fight on Aug. 26 and is with Floyd Mayweather. WBA champion Jezreel Corrales, who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, is also an option for Salido.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Metho_4u on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=Pump the Jab;17934181]Fair enough. All fighters have their crazed fanatics. Oh and I didn't single them out based on skin color. The article was concerning Loma, and he and Gennady seem to have the largest congregations of mad worshipers, proclaiming…

Comment by SniXSniPe on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=larryxxx.;17933905]That would have been like Manny going back to fight Torrecampo[/QUOTE] Yeah well, maybe if the usual camp of detractors didn't bring it up over and over again, almost bragging that Salido had a dirty win, Loma wouldn't feel the…

Comment by elcashanilla on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;17932348]Last I checked, Lomachenco made weight...did salidO...nm[/QUOTE] Yeah but please dont tell me you did not see the huge size difference

Comment by Pump the Jab on 08-09-2017

Fair enough. All fighters have their crazed fanatics. Oh and I didn't single them out based on skin color. The article was concerning Loma, and he and Gennady seem to have the largest congregations of mad worshipers, proclaiming that they're…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 08-09-2017

If Loma fights and beats Salido he will have erased the only blemish on his record. And guys, do me a favor. Don't talk about how Loma gains nothing by beating a man who beat him. If Loma wants to…

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