Doug Fischer

Head to Head: Salido vs. Lopez

 

ORLANDO SALIDO vs. JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ

When: Saturday, March 10

Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico

TV: Showtime, 10:00 p.m. PT / ET

Weight: Featherweight (126 pounds)

Title(s) at stake: Salido’s WBO featherweight title

Also on the card: Mikey Garcia vs. Bernabe Concepcion, 10 rounds, featherweights (televised); McWilliams Arroyo vs. Luis Maldonado, 10 rounds, flyweights (can be seen on Showtime Extreme, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

SALIDO

The essentials

Age: 31

Height / Reach: 5-6 (168cm) / 67 (170cm)

Stance: Orthodox

Hometown:  Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

Nickname:  Siri

Turned pro: 1996

Record: 37-11-2 (25 knockouts)

Trainer(s): Santos Moreno and Victor Barron

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The Ring rating: No.  3

Titles: WBO featherweight (2011-current)

Biggest victories: Regilio Tuur, Nov. 23, 2001, SD 8; Lamont Pearson, March 22, 2002, UD 10; Rogers Mtagwa, March 18, 2006, TKO 5; Cristobal Cruz, May 15, 2010, UD 12 (won IBF featherweight title); Juan Manuel Lopez, April 16, 2011, TKO 8 (won WBO featherweight title).

Losses: Alejandro Gonzalez, Dec. 2, 2001, MD 10; Juan Manuel Marquez, Sept. 18, 2004, UD 12; Cristobal Cruz, Oct. 23, 2008, SD 12; Yuriorkis Gamboa, Sept. 11, 2010, UD 12.

No Contest: Robert Guerrero, Nov. 4, 2006, 12 rounds

LOPEZ

The essentials

Age: 28

Height / reach: 5-5½ (166cm) / 69 (175cm)

Stance: Southpaw

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Nickname:  JuanMa

Turned pro: 2005

Record: 31-1 (28 knockouts)

Trainer: Orlando Pinero

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The Ring rating: No. 4

Titles: None

Biggest victories: Daniel Ponce de Leon, June 7, 2008, TKO 1 (won WBO junior featherweight); Gerry Penalosa, April 25, 2009, RTD 10; Rogers Mtagwa, Oct. 10, 2009, UD 12; Steven Luevano, Jan. 23, 2010, TKO 7 (won WBO featherweight title); Bernabe Concepcion, July 10, 2010, TKO 2; Rafael Marquez, Nov. 6, 2010, RTD 8.

Loses: Orlando Salido, April 16, 2011, TKO 8

Loss: None

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