Orlando Salido, right, trades punches with Vasyl Lomachenko during their featherweight title fight in March 2014 in San Antonio. Salido won a split-decision/AP photo by Eric Gay
Orlando Salido of Mexico has held the WBO and IBF featherweight world titles, but he has never had a WBC title, which is a favorite among Mexican fighters because of its long history and because the organization is based in Mexico. City.
Salido will have the chance to realize his dream when he challenges countryman Francisco Vargas for his WBC super featherweight belt on June 4 at StubHub Center in Carson (on HBO).
“I am very anxious to get in the ring and very motivated that I will face a great champion and fight for the prestigious WBC belt, a championship that I have dreamed of fighting for since I was 12 years old and saw my idol Julio Cesar Chavez wear it with pride and honor,” Salido said this week from his training camp in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.
Vargas is 23-0-1 with 17 knockouts. Salido is 43-13-3 with 30 knockouts. He also has held an interim WBO super featherweight belt.