Orlando Salido’s retirement ends – after just five days!

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Talk about one heck of a quick turnaround! Mexican warrior Orlando Salido announced his retirement from boxing shortly after losing a thrilling war with countryman Mickey Roman last Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 37 year old was stopped in the ninth round of a quite brutal and punishing fight, and afterwards, “Siri” said how all the tough fights had caught up with him and how he was “an old fighter now.”

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Orlando Salido: Hall of Fame-worthy?

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The thrilling career of one of the sport’s most consistently exciting warriors came to a close on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as Mexico’s Orlando Salido announced his retirement after suffering a stoppage defeat to countryman Miguel Roman. The teak-tough 37 year old admitted how all the hard, hard fights he has had throughout his long, nearly 22-year pro career have caught up with him.

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Mickey Roman defeats Orlando Salido

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Miguel “Mickey” Roman (58-13, 45 KOs) brought new life to his career with a spectacular and dominant ninth-round technical knockout victory against four-time, two division world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) in a Fight of the Year Candidate and main event of HBO Boxing After Dark at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Roman, a native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, scored knockdowns in rounds four and eight before the fight was finally stopped at 1:43 of the ninth round after a fight-finishing flurry sent Salido to the canvas for the last time in his career.

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Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman promises fireworks

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Going up against Saturday’s historic Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight in New York, will be the all-Mexican battle between Orlando Salido and Miguel Roman. The ten-rounder may not be able to advertise the boxing pedigree or the sheer silky skills that will be witnessed in the Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight (or chess match) but in terms of action, this fight will almost certainly outdo the WBO super-featherweight title fight.

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Salido vs. Roman Weights & Photos

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Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark® telecast begins at 10:20 p.m. ET/PT. Opening the telecast from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas is Francisco Vargas battling Stephen Smith in a 10-round super featherweight fight.

Leading up to the main event, Tevin Farmer takes on Kenichi Ogawa in a 12-round bout for the junior lightweight world title.

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Salido – Roman this Saturday on HBO / Loma – Rigo on BoxNation

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The bright lights of Las Vegas shine on the junior lightweight division when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ORLANDO SALIDO VS. MIGUEL ROMAN, TEVIN FARMER VS. KENICHI OGAWA AND FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. STEPHEN SMITH is seen SATURDAY, DEC. 9 at 10:20 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Mandalay Bay Events Center. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

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