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Salido Looking Fit and Ready for Garcia

Photos: Top Rank

Photos: Top Rank

On Tuesday afternoon, Orlando Salido took part in a media workout in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, as he prepares to defend his WBO featherweight title against Mikey Garcia on Jan. 19 in New York City.

Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs)  is said to be having no issues being on track for making 126 pounds, as he looks to hand Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs) the first loss of his career.

“We’ve been training for eight weeks now, and in the final few weeks, we’ve been working on speed and have succeeded.  We are on the cusp of making 126 pounds and we won’t have any problems,” said Salido after his workout session.

The champion first won the title in 2011, having shocked then-unbeaten champion Juan Manuel Lopez and has since made two title defenses including a second TKO win over Lopez last March.  In his previous fight, he knocked out Moises Gutierrez in Mexico this past July.

Salido’s clash against Garcia will headline a tripleheader from Madison Square Garden that will be aired by HBO.  On the undercard, Roman Martinez will defend his WBO junior lightweight title against Juan Carlos Burgos, while Gennady Golovkin faces Gabriel Rosado for the WBA middleweight strap.

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