News | Jan 06 2017

Orlando Salido wants Francisco Vargas rematch

Orlando Salido hopes to make a sequel to his 2016 epic with Francisco Vargas
francisco vargas vs Orlando salido
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FORMER world featherweight champion Orlando Salido hopes to secure a rematch with WBC super-featherweight boss Francisco Vargas after their 2016 Fight of the Year back in June.

The two warriors fought to a draw in the standout contest of last year, though neither has appeared in the ring since. Vargas is scheduled to fight Miguel Berchelt on January 28.

Salido, now 36, has no set plans for his next fight though there was talk of a rematch with Vasyl Lomachenko, who he defeated in 2014, but the battle-hardened Mexican wants another shot at Vargas.