Orlando Salido

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Orlando Salido
Real name Orlando Salido Rivera
Nickname(s) Siri
Rated at
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1980-11-16) November 16, 1980 (age 36)
Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 61
Wins 43
Wins by KO 30
Losses 13
Draws 4
No contests 1

Orlando Salido Rivera (born November 16, 1980) is a Mexican professional boxer. He is a former two-weight world champion, having held the IBF featherweight title in 2010; the WBO featherweight title twice, from 2011 to 2014; and the WBO junior lightweight title from 2014 to 2015.

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Salido suffered losses in the early portion of his career. However, he went on a nine fight undefeated streak before losing to WBA and IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez by a 12-round unanimous decision. Salido rebounded with knockout wins over former champion César Soto and Rogers Mtagwa.[citation needed]

On November 4, 2006, he defeated Robert Guerrero for the IBF world title, by a unanimous decision. The Official scorers saw it 115-113, 118-110, 117-111. Salido's win over Guerrero was marred by controversy, as Salido reportedly tested positive for steroids after the fight.[1]

As a result of his positive test for Nandrolone (an anabolic steroid that may be present naturally in the human body in minute quantities), Salido was stripped of his title and faced disciplinary action in Nevada, which included a suspension.[2] Salido maintained his innocence and immediately had a follow up test at LabCorp, a nationally recognized blood lab. The findings were negative of any steroids.[3][4]


Salido returned to the ring ten months later with an eighth round unanimous decision victory over journeyman Marty Robbins. In his next fight, he knocked out Hector Julio Avila in an IBF sanctioned title eliminator.

In late 2008 Salido had the opportunity to fight for the IBF belt that he was forced to vacate due to his suspension, against Cristobal Cruz. Salido lost the bout, but later avenged the defeat in a rematch in May 2010, winning the IBF title in the process.

In his next fight on September 11, 2010, he faced WBA Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and lost a 12-round unanimous decision.

On April 16, 2011, he fought undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel López in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. As a heavy underdog, Salido stopped Lopez by 8th-round TKO to claim the WBO featherweight title.[5]

Salido vs Garcia[edit]

The WBO Featherweight champion and Ring No. 1 ranked Featherweight, Salido took on Miguel Garcia on January 19, 2013. Garcia dominated the bout from the very beginning, keeping Salido at range with the jab. Garcia knocked Salido down four times early on in the fight, building up a large lead on the scorecards. During the 8th round, Salido accidentally clashed heads with Garcia, causing Garcia's nose to break. The fight was stopped between rounds, with the decision going to the scorecards. Garcia won a wide unanimous decision, to win his first world title.[6]

Salido vs Cruz[edit]

Miguel Garcia was stripped of his WBO Featherweight title for failing to make weight in a title defence against Juan Manuel Lopez in June, 2013. Salido was matched up against Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz for the vacant title. The fight took place on October 12, 2013 on the undercard of the Bradley-Marquez pay-per-view promotion. Salido stopped Cruz in the seventh round to regain the WBO Featherweight title.[7]

Salido vs Lomachenko[edit]

Salido lost his belt as he failed the weight limit and won a split decision successfully taking Lomachenko's undefeated record.[8][9] The controversial fight issues are outlined in Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko.

Super featherweight[edit]

After failing to make weight in his last fight, Salido decided to move up to the super featherweight division. In his first fight at his new weight, he fought Thailand boxer Terdsak Kokietgym for the WBO Interim super featherweight title. In a fight which saw Salido dropped three times to the canvas and Kokietgym dropped four times. The stopped the bout after Kokietgym was knocked down in round 11, the count was eventually waived giving Salido the win and claiming the vacant interim title.[10]

Salido vs. Martinez I & II[edit]

On April 2015, Salido lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Roman Martinez, also losing his title in the process. Prior to this fight, Salido was undefeated against Puerto Rican boxers. Salido was knocked down twice in the fight in rounds 3 and 5 and also docked a point for low blow in round 11 as Martinez won all three judges scorecards, who had it at 14-111, 115-110 and 116-109.[11]

A rematch was announced and took place on the undercard of Mayweather-Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the first time either fight had fought there. After a tough 12 rounds, which many believe was Salido's night, the judges scored the bout 115-113, 113-115 & 114-114, a split decision draw. Salido threw 1037 punches landing at a 27% connect rate whereas Martinez threw 691 but landed the same connect rate. Salido appeared upset in the post fight interview, re-iterating the fact that he thought he had done enough to win the fight based on his dedication to win.[12]

Salido vs. Vargas[edit]

It was announced in March 2016, Salido would attempt to capture the WBC super featherweight title on June 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California against Francisco Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs). A rematch clause was attached to the contract had Salido defeated Vargas.[13] In what was described as a clear fight of the year candidate, Salido and Vargas fought to a 12-round majority draw. Two judges had it 114-114 whilst the third had it 115-113 for Vargas, who as a result retained his WBC title. Both fighters thought they had done enough to take the decision. The fight was shown on HBO’s Boxing After Dark which averaged 833,000 viewers hitting a peak of 954,000 viewers.[14][15]

After failing to claim two world title in his last two fights due to them ending in a draw, it was confirmed Salido would fight again on December 17 against Japanese boxer Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) for the WBC Interim super featherweight title. Miura lost the WBC title in November 2015, the same title Salido fought Vargas to a majority draw in June. Golden Boy Promotions announced the fight will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California with the fight set to be the main event of an HBO Boxing After Dark card.[16][17] The fight was supposed to a co-feature Bernard Hopkins final career fight against Joe Smith Jr. however Salido pulled out of the fight after injuring his lower spine in training.[18]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
61 fights 43 wins 13 losses
By knockout 30 5
By decision 12 8
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 4
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
61 Draw 43–13–4 (1) Mexico Francisco Vargas MD 12 Jun 4, 2016 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S. For WBC super featherweight title
60 Draw 43–13–3 (1) Puerto Rico Román Martínez SD 12 Sep 12, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBO super featherweight title
59 Loss 43–13–2 (1) Puerto Rico Román Martínez UD 12 Apr 11, 2015 Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico Lost WBO super featherweight title
58 Win 43–12–2 (1) Thailand Terdsak Kokietgym KO 11 (12), 0:16 Sep 20, 2014 Mexico Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico Won WBO interim super featherweight title
57 Win 42–12–2 (1) Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko SD 12 Mar 1, 2014 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
56 Win 41–12–2 (1) Puerto Rico Orlando Cruz TKO 7 (12), 1:05 Oct 12, 2013 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBO featherweight title
55 Loss 40–12–2 (1) United States Mikey Garcia TD 9 (12), 0:01 Jan 19, 2013 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost WBO featherweight title;
Unanimous TD after Garcia sustained a broken nose from an accidental head clash
54 Win 40–11–2 (1) Chile Moises Gutierrez KO 3 (10), 2:49 Jul 28, 2012 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Mexico
53 Win 39–11–2 (1) Puerto Rico Juan Manuel López TKO 10 (12), 0:32 Mar 10, 2012 Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico Retained WBO featherweight title
52 Win 38–11–2 (1) Philippines Weng Haya TKO 8 (10), 0:35 Dec 17, 2011 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
51 Win 37–11–2 (1) Japan Kenichi Yamaguchi TKO 11 (12), 2:50 Jul 23, 2011 Mexico Centro de Usos Múltiples, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Retained WBO featherweight title
50 Win 36–11–2 (1) Puerto Rico Juan Manuel López TKO 8 (12), 1:30 Apr 16, 2011 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won WBO featherweight title
49 Loss 35–11–2 (1) Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa UD 12 Sep 11, 2010 United States Palms Casino Resort, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA (Super) and vacant IBF featherweight titles
48 Win 35–10–2 (1) Mexico Cristóbal Cruz UD 12 May 15, 2010 Mexico Estadio Tomás Oroz Gaytán, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Won IBF featherweight title
47 Win 34–10–2 (1) Mexico Victor Rodriguez KO 5 (10) Jul 31, 2009 Mexico Centro de Espectacúlos, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
46 Win 33–10–2 (1) Mexico Leonardo Resendiz TKO 3 (8) Jun 20, 2009 Mexico Gimnasio Oscar "Tigre" García, Ensenada, Mexico
45 Loss 32–10–2 (1) Mexico Cristóbal Cruz SD 12 Oct 23, 2008 United States Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington, U.S. For vacant IBF featherweight title
44 Win 32–9–2 (1) Mexico Ernesto Aboyte DQ 6 (10) Jun 13, 2008 Mexico Gimnasio Polifuncional, Hermosillo, Mexico Aboyte disqualified for repeatedly spitting out his mouthpiece
43 Win 31–9–2 (1) Panama Renan Acosta TKO 4 (10), 2:39 Apr 26, 2008 Mexico Plaza de Toros Provincia Juriquilla, Querétaro City, Mexico
42 Win 30–9–2 (1) Dominican Republic Héctor Avila TKO 6 (12), 1:57 2007–12–14 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, U.S.
41 Win 29–9–2 (1) United States Marty Robbins UD 8 2007-09-14 United States Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
40 Win 28–9–2 (1) Mexico Robinson Castellanos TKO 2 (10) Jul 14, 2007 Mexico Explanada Tecate, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
39 NC 27–9–2 (1) United States Robert Guerrero UD 12 Nov 4, 2006 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won IBF featherweight title;
Originally a UD win for Salido, later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test
38 Win 27–9–2 Mexico Franner Trinidad TKO 1 (10) Aug 19, 2006 Mexico Centro de Espectacúlos, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
37 Win 26–9–2 Tanzania Rogers Mtagwa TKO 5 (12), 3:00 Mar 18, 2006 United States The Centre, Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
36 Win 25–9–2 Mexico Leonardo Valdez TKO 1 (8) Oct 15, 2005 Mexico Domo de la Macroplaza, Nogales, Mexico
35 Win 24–9–2 Mexico César Soto PTS 10 May 6, 2005 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
34 Loss 23–9–2 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez UD 12 Sep 18, 2004 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA (Super) and IBF featherweight titles
33 Win 23–8–2 Puerto Rico Omar Adorno KO 4 (10), 4:10 Apr 2, 2004 Puerto Rico Cancha Pepín Cestero, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
32 Win 22–8–2 Ghana Alfred Kotey UD 10 Oct 31, 2003 United States Park 'n Swap, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
31 Win 21–8–2 United States Fred Neal TKO 3 (10), 2:35 Jul 11, 2003 United States City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
30 Win 20–8–2 United States Radford Beasley TKO 2 (10), 2:16 May 30, 2003 United States Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S.
29 Win 19–8–2 Panama Armando Córdoba KO 4 (10), 2:12 Feb 22, 2003 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
28 Win 18–8–2 Mexico Jorge Monzón TKO 4 (10), 2:53 Dec 6, 2002 United States Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S.
27 Win 17–8–2 Puerto Rico Carlos Gerena MD 10 Sep 6, 2002 United States Community Center, Victoria, Texas, U.S.
26 Win 16–8–2 Mexico Juan Ruiz KO 7 Mar 26, 2002 Mexico Mexico
25 Win 15–8–2 United States Lamont Pearson UD 10 Mar 22, 2002 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
24 Loss 14–8–2 Mexico Alejandro Martín González MD 10 Dec 2, 2001 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.
23 Win 14–7–2 Netherlands Regilio Tuur SD 8 Nov 23, 2001 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.
22 Win 13–7–2 United States Michael Jamison TKO 1 (6), 2:59 Jul 8, 2001 United States Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
21 Win 12–7–2 United States Dustin Kim TKO 5 (8), 1:38 Jun 15, 2001 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
20 Draw 11–7–2 United States Mark Burse SD 8 May 18, 2001 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
19 Loss 11–7–1 Armenia William Abelyan UD 6 Mar 23, 2001 United States Sports Center, Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
18 Win 11–6–1 Mexico Victor Manuel Mendoza KO 5 Oct 27, 2000 Mexico Mexico
17 Win 10–6–1 Mexico Rubén Estanislao TKO 9 (10) Sep 16, 2000 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
16 Win 9–6–1 Mexico Iván Feliciano KO 4 Jul 14, 2000 Mexico Mexico
15 Loss 8–6–1 Mexico Ivan Valle KO 4 (10) Mar 31, 2000 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juárez, Los Mochis, Mexico
14 Win 8–5–1 Mexico Ricardo Ramírez KO 3 Feb 18, 2000 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
13 Win 7–5–1 Mexico Ramón Aragón PTS 10 Oct 9, 1998 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
12 Loss 6–5–1 Mexico José Luis Montes KO 7 Feb 13, 1998 Mexico Mexico
11 Loss 6–4–1 Mexico Daniel Rodríguez TKO 8 Nov 12, 1997 Mexico Tijuana, Mexico
10 Win 6–3–1 Mexico Ernesto Medina TKO 5 (10) Aug 29, 1997 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Won vacant Sonora super bantamweight title
9 Draw 5–3–1 Mexico Lázaro Padilla PTS 10 Jun 27, 1997 Mexico Mexico
8 Win 5–3 Mexico Ricardo Medina KO 6 (10) Apr 18, 1997 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
7 Loss 4–3 Mexico Héctor Guzmán TKO 3 (10) Jan 31, 1997 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos, Mexicali, Mexico
6 Loss 4–2 Mexico Iván Cazarez PTS 6 Nov 22, 1996 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos, Mexicali, Mexico
5 Win 4–1 Mexico Ventura Mendivil PTS 8 Oct 4, 1996 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
4 Win 3–1 Mexico Ricardo Medina PTS 4 Sep 20, 1996 Mexico Mexico
3 Win 2–1 Mexico Julio Alberto Leal PTS 4 Sep 2, 1996 Mexico Mexicali, Mexico
2 Win 1–1 Mexico Jesús Osorio TKO 2 (4) Aug 17, 1996 Mexico Mexico
1 Loss 0–1 Mexico Iván Cazarez TKO 4 Mar 1, 1996 Mexico Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Mexico Professional debut

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Mexico's Salido stripped of IBF featherweight crown". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  3. ^ Steroid .com (2006-11-27). "User Menu". Steroid.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  4. ^ Orlando Salido: Second Chance at Recognition. "Orlando Salido: Second Chance at Recognition | Boxing News - Boxing, UFC and MMA News, Fight Results, Schedule, Rankings, Videos and More". 15rounds.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  5. ^ "News - Salido Upsets Lopez in Puerto Rico". Maxboxing.com. 2011-04-17. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  6. ^ Dan Rafael (January 20, 2013). "Garcia banged, but brutalizes Salido". ESPN. 
  7. ^ Scott Christ (October 12, 2013). "Bradley vs Marquez results: Orlando Salido stops Orlando Cruz in seven". Bad Left Hook. 
  8. ^ "Sneaky Vet Salido Wins SD Over Lomachenko in Texas". Thesweetscience.com. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  9. ^ "Vasyl Lomachenko: A Star Isn't Born - BoxingInsider.com - Boxing News - Boxing Results - Boxing News Leader". BoxingInsider.com. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  10. ^ Christ, Scott (2014-09-21). "Salido knocks out Terdsak in two-way war". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  11. ^ "Roman Martinez defeats Orlando Salido, captures WBO 130lb title - Boxing News". 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  12. ^ "Martinez retains title in draw with Salido". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  13. ^ "Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido on June 4 in Carson, CA - Boxing News". 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  14. ^ "Fight of year? Vargas-Salido slugfest ends in draw". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  15. ^ "Vargas vs. Salido averaged 833K viewers on HBO - Boxing News". 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  16. ^ "Salido, Miura to slug it out for interim title". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  17. ^ "Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura set for Dec. 17 - The Ring". 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  18. ^ "Orlando Salido hurts back, is off Dec. 17 HBO card - The Ring". The Ring. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Cristóbal Cruz
IBF featherweight champion
May 15, 2010 – September 11, 2010
Title next held by
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Preceded by
Juan Manuel López
WBO featherweight champion
April 16, 2011 – January 19, 2013
Succeeded by
Mikey Garcia
Title last held by
Mikey Garcia
WBO featherweight champion
October 12, 2013February 28, 2014
Title next held by
Vasyl Lomachenko
Preceded by
Alex Arthur
promoted to world champion
WBO junior lightweight champion
Interim title

September 20, 2014 – October 14, 2014
Preceded by
Mikey Garcia
WBO junior lightweight champion
October 14, 2014 – April 11, 2015
Succeeded by
Román Martínez
Francisco Vargas vs. Takashi Miura
The Ring Fight of the Year
vs. Francisco Vargas

BWAA Fight of the Year
vs. Francisco Vargas

ESPN Fight of the Year
vs. Francisco Vargas