Review: 2014-03-01, tactical fight but not so exciting: Orlando Salido vs Vasyl Lomachenko gets two stars. Orlando Salido entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 40-12-2 (28 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 featherweight in the world, last year he fought twice: the first time he lost to #1 Mikey Garcia losing also the WBO featherweight belt (=Salido vs Garcia), but then Garcia vacated the title and ‘Siri’ Salido won the same belt beating Orlando Cruz (=Salido vs Cruz).
His opponent, 2012 and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Vasyl Lomachenko, is at his second professional boxing fight (but he has an amazing amateur record of 396-1), he entered as the No.68 in the same weight class; last year, in his pro boxing debut he faced #47 Jose Ramirez and he won via tko (=Lomachenko vs Ramirez). Salido vs Lomachenko was originally valid for the WBO featherweight title (Salido’s first deense) but the Mexican weighed in 2.5 pounds over the limit of 126 lbs, so the belt was only at stake for Lomachenko; undercard of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Brian Vera 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Division: featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg)
Title: WBO featherweight title
Salido’s previous fight: Orlando Salido vs Orlando Cruz
Lomachenko’s previous fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Ramirez
Lomachenko’s next fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Gary Russell Jr
Salido’s next fight: Orlando Salido vs Terdsak Kokietgym
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Official highlights video
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