Although his record shows several loses, it is important to clarify that eight of those eleven loses came between the ages of 15 and 21. A “journeymen” for many boxing fans, Orlando Salido made his biggest statement with an impressive 8th-round knockout of former undefeated WBO champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez; proving his worth as one of the elites in the featherweight division. In 2004, Salido challenged then WBA/IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez but came up short, losing by unanimous decision. In 2006, he defeated Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision to claim the IBF Featherweight title, but Salido’s victory was later ruled a “No Contest” because Salido tested positive for steroids after the fight, therefore he was stripped from his title. His third title opportunity came against Cristobal Cruz for the vacant IBF
Featherweight title. Once again, Salido came up short, losing by split decision. But in 2010, he avenged his loss by defeating Cruz in the rematch by unanimous decision, and claimed the IBF Featherweight title. Five months later, he lost a unanimous decision against Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa, but was quickly able to bounce back by defeating Juan Manuel Lopez to claim the WBO featherweight title. After two successful title defenses, Salido once again went to Puerto Rico and defeat Juan Manuel Lopez by TKO in the tenth round in their rematch on March 10.
1. IBF Fetherweight Champion (twice)
2. WBO Featherweight Champion (twice)