WBO featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido weighed in at the division limit of 126 pounds during Friday’s weigh in at the Verdanza Hotel in Isle Verde, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Salido (37-11-2, 25 knockouts), of México, will defend his title against the man he dethroned via eighth-round TKO last April, Juan Manuel Lopez, on Saturday, live on Showtime Championship Boxing (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) tipped the scales at 125¾ pounds. The proud Puerto Rican is eager to avenge the only loss of his career and win back his belt.
Undefeated featherweight contender Mikey Garcia tipped the scales at 126 pounds and his opponent, former featherweight title challenger Bernabe Concepcion weighed in 125 ½ pounds. Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and Concepcion (31-4-1, 17 KOs), of Metro Manila, Philippines, will square off in a 10-round featherweight co-feature.
A near-capacity crowd filled a ballroom at the Verdanza Hotel in support of Lopez, “The Pride of Puerto Rico.” Boxing legends in attendance included Juan Manuel Marquez, Felix Trinidad, Jorge Arce andJulio Caesar Chavez.