ARUM BELIEVES SALIDO-GARCIA TITLE FIGHT WILL BE TERRIFIC
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Thu, 17 Jan 2013
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido’s title defense against undefeated Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia on Sunday, Manila Time, should be a terrific fight.
The title fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York will be telecast by ABS-CBN over Studio 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Arum told the Manila Standard that the young, undefeated Garcia who is trained by his brother and former world champion Robert Garcia won’t find Salido an easy opponent because the Mexican is strong, durable and throws a lot of punches.
Garcia who is coming off an 8th round knockout over Jonathan Victor Barros (34-4-1, 18 KO’s) was being beaten when the young Garcia knocked him out.
WBO/Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” who is a stablemate and friend of Mikey Garcia and is also trained by his brother Robert told the Manila Standard he expects Garcia to win.
Donaire who originally planned to travel to New York to watch the fight changed his mind upon learning that his wife Rachel was pregnant with the excited “Fighter of the Year” stating he’d like to be by his wife’s side and will watch the fight on television.
Donaire has indicated in the past that should Salido win he may consider moving up in weight to challenge the Mexican champion but if Garcia wins, as he predicts, then he won’t fight his friend.
Salido won the title from Puerto Rico’s Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and repeated his TKO victory some months later to retain the 126 pound crown.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PANGILINAN WANTS TO STAGE PACQUIAO FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES|
By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 25 Apr 2015FUNNY “MAY-PAC” TICKETS AND SICK BOXING
By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 25 Apr 2015PETECIO, FERNANDEZ ENTER FINALS IN INDONESIA PRESIDENT'S CUP
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015RESULTS FROM FIST FIGHT IN BEIJING
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015Ritehook Promotions Returns to Mississippi May 2!
By , Sat, 25 Apr 20158 DAYS OUT! PACQUIAO WORKS OUT AT PAN-PACIFIC PARK
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015A DOZEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND MANNY PACQUIAO
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Iron Boy XX, Bronco Billy, Lilly Keating & More
By Don Smith, Sat, 25 Apr 2015GUMBAN DEFENDS PHIL TITLE VS DACQUEL APRIL 25
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015NBA Playoffs -- Warriors stun Pels in Game 3, soar to 3-0 lead
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015PETALCORIN STOPS MA YI MING IN BEIJING; FULL CHINA BOUT REPORT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015PETALCORIN RETAINS WBA TITLE WITH DEVASTATING 1ST ROUND KO OF MA YI MING OF CHINA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 25 Apr 2015 ONE WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT RULED A NO CONTEST AT ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015North Philly's Own Cheesesteak, Sumo Steaks, is Proud of Philadelphia Boxers, Bryant Jennings and Jesse Hart
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015After 28 month layoff, undefeated Angel Ocasio returns Saturday night at Harrahs Philadelphia
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015NBA D-LEAGUE FINALS -- Santa Cruz Warriors beat Mad Ants, take Game 1
By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015PACQUIAO WELCOMES CLEMENTS' ASSIGNMENT AS ONE OF THE JUDGES ON #MAYPAC
By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 24 Apr 2015MANNY, PLEASE JUST SAY YES TO BOXING FANS, DON’T SPURN MGM GRAND ARRIVAL
By Greg R. Penilla, M.D., Fri, 24 Apr 20159 DAYS OUT: PACQUIAO TRAINS AT WILDCARD AS MARK WAHLBERG PAYS A VISIT (PHOTOS)
By , Fri, 24 Apr 2015GOVERNMENT HELP SOUGHT IN CASE OF IBO CHAMPION LORETO’S UNPAID PURSE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Apr 2015HARD-HITTING TRIPLE HEADER IN MEXICO CITY TOMORROW ON FOX DEPORTES AND CLARO SPORTS
By , Fri, 24 Apr 2015INDONESIA PRESIDENT'S CUP: FERNANDEZ, BACHO HURDLE FOES
By , Fri, 24 Apr 2015FLOYD MAYBE MANY THINGS BUT DEFINITELY NOT BETTER THAN ALI AND SUGAR RAY
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 24 Apr 2015Videos: Un-Belieber-Able! Jimmy Kimmel Goes All In on Manny Pacquiaoon May 2
By , Fri, 24 Apr 2015