Salido Wins in the Battle of Orlando’s


The co-main event on the Timothy Bradley vs Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view featured an interesting match. Both fighters on the co-feature share the first name Orlando. Orlando Salido and Orlando Cruz however do not share the same sexual orientation. Orlando Cruz had a chance to be the 1st openly gay boxer to win a title, but would not be successful in that feat Saturday night.

Orlando Salido was much too strong for Orlando Cruz. Cruz was on his bicycle all of the fight back pedaling trying to set up his counter attacks. Despite Cruz fighting going backwards this was still the most exciting match of the night. Both fighters shared their moments when exchanging. It was just that Salido had the heavier hands. Orlando Salido pounded Orlando Cruz getting a TKO in the 7th round.

Already the next fight is scheduled for Orlando Salido as it will be quite another interesting match yet again. Orlando Salido will have to defend his newly acquired title against Vasyl Lomachenko in January of 2014 in New York City.

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