Salido: "I Have Everything to Gain and Nothing to Lose"04/13/2011
SALIDO WORK OUT IN PUERTO RICO
Former world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido recently arrived in Puerto Rico and held a Media Workout today at the Wilfredo Gomez Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where he was welcome by two-time world champion Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon.
Salido and his team, Jose Santos, Victor Barron and Armando Castro, met the media and worked about an hour, doing some mitts, speed bag and shadow boxing. Salido said he was almost on weight.
ON FIGHTING IN PUERTO RICO
"I have everything to gain and nothing to lose; all the pressure is on him. He is the champion. He's fighting at home; and everyone expects him to win. Let's see if he can deliver. I did not come all this way to lay down for him."
Lopez/Photo by Chris Farina.
ON JUANMA LOPEZ
"I do believe that he is the best featherweight in the world and a great champion, but he also likes to fight and that will be to my advantage. We both have power and will test each other all night."
ON FIGHTING FOR A WORLD TITLE AGAIN
"This is a great opportunity for me. I worked very hard for nearly two and half months and just feel great and my confidence is sky high for this fight. I know this could be my last chance and I want to take advantage of it."
ON WHAT KIND OF FIGHT HE EXPECTS
"I know it will be a war and that it will be tough for both us. I know Juanma comes with everything in the first few rounds, and I will have to be smart and stay focused at all times. I believe that the longer the fight goes, the more it will be to my advantage. Because I know that he is not the same fighter in the end that he is in the beginning."
ON DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAMBOA AND LOPEZ
"From fighting [and losing to featherweight titlist Yuriorkis] Gamboa and from what I seen of Lopez, I believe that Lopez is the most well rounded boxer. Gamboa still fights like an amateur at times and he is very fast, but Juanma looks like he has more power. I guess I will find out more on Saturday night."
Salido (left) exchanges with Gamboa/Photo by Chris Farina.
ON THIS CAMP AND THE ONE FOR GAMBOA
"I did not have a very good camp for the Gamboa, because I went to Mexico City and trained there and I just never got comfortable. This time I trained in Nogales and Ciudad Obregon and feel a lot better about my preparation. That's what I did for the Cristobal Cruz fight, when I won the title, and that's what I should have done for the Gamboa fight."
In the co-feature, undefeated Luis Cruz will now face Martin Honorio of Mexico, after former world champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez suffered an injury.
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