Salido-Cruz set for WBO featherweight title clash


Former WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs) will face Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBO featherweight title formerly held by Mikey Garcia on October 12. The fight will take place on the PPV card headlined by WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley against Mexican ring legend Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The title became vacant when Mikey Garcia couldn’t make the weight and lost the belt on the scale. Salido formerly held the same title for nearly two years before losing it to Garcia in January. Former Olympian and WBO #1 rated Cruz made worldwide headlines last October when he announced that he “is a proud gay man.” A win over Salido would make Cruz is the first openly gay world champion in boxing history.