Former world champion Orlando Salido stated during media workout that the winners will be the fans, when he meets undefeated Francisco Vargas for their world super featherweight title fight, Saturday, at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs) is a warrior, a spoiler and a very exciting fighter to watch. He’s a heckler who harasses an opponent using only both hands. He’s the underdog most of his fight, but he’s not a walk in a park when paired to any favorite fighters.
He spoiled the soaring-career of a supposed Puerto Rico’s ‘next big thing’ in boxing Juan Manuel Lopez. He took the precious ‘O’ in the record of Vasyl Lomachenko and took a vacant title, throwing out the window Loma’s chance to become a world titlist in his second pro-fight.
“I’m a warrior and Vargas is a warrior. The ones who will win will be the fans,” Salido said.
Salido, 35, without question, has a heart of a lion.
Phoenix, Arizona resident went down thrice and got back up thrice and continued an epic battle with Terdsak Kokietgym. Expect Salido rolling on the floor, but never count him out soon.
“When you get in to boxing, you are mentally prepared to get knocked down. Every time I’ve been knocked down, I just get back up again and fight. I like to prove everyone wrong and that’s what I plan to do when I go in and fight this young undefeated fighter,” said Salido.
With Francisco Vargas in the opposite corner of Salido an all-out-war expected as both men are warriors.
Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) said that he’s a “technical fighter” but it will come down to his “intelligence”.
“The only thing on my mind is to win this fight on Saturday. It’s up to the fans to decide if I’m number one. I’m a technical fighter but it will come down to my intelligence. This will be a very difficult fight on Saturday.”