Rivalidad Maxima: Juan Manuel Lopez vs Orlando SalidoCategory: Boxing
MATCHUP: Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez vs Orlando “Siri” Salido
EVENT: Puerto Rico vs Mexico – Rivalidad Maxima: Lopez vs Salido
DATE: April 16, 2011
VENUE: Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
FIGHT DETAILS: Juan Manuel Lopez defends his WBO Featherweight title against Orlando Salido.
Puerto Rican Lopez (30 wins – 0 loss, 27 KOs) is the former WBO super bantamweight champion and current WBO Featherweight champion. Ring Magazine currently rates Lopez as the number nine pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
In his last fight, he successfully defended his title against Rafael Marquez via 8th Round knockout.
Mexican Salido (34 wins – 11 losses – 2 draws, 22 KOs) is the former IBF Featherweight champion.
In his last fight, he was defeated by Yuriorkis Gamboa via Unanimous Decision.
FIGHT RESULT: In a huge upset, former IBF 126-pound titleholder Orlando Salido scored an eighth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez. After four competitive rounds, Salido floored JuanMa hard at the end of the fifth round. Salido was on the attack in the sixth round, but a the still-hurt Lopez survived. In round seven, JuanMa came back, but after Salido launched an attack in round eight referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. waved it off even though JuanMa was still fighting back. Time was 1:39.
Watch the Juan Manuel Lopez vs Orlando Salido fight video below:
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