When: March 10, 2012
Where: Puerto Rico on Showtime
Nearly a year after their first encounter, former featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (31-1, 28 KO’s) and (WBO) featherweight champion Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25 KO’s) will square off again in a highly anticipated rematch that will be taking place on March 10th at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The telecast will open with undefeated #1 featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif, risking record and rating as well as his impending world title shot in a 10-round featherweight battle.
Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Juan Lopez ( -1100 ) Vs. Orlando Salido ( +800 )
The current Featherweight Boxing line has Juan Lopez as a HUGE boxing favorite at -1100, meaning you have to risk $1100 to $100. Orlando Salido is this fights underdog, that has value at +800, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $800.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. The current total rounds betting line has the OVER 9.5 Rounds ( +120 ). Meaning that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10 rounds for you to win your bet. You will need to bet $100. to win $120. The UNDER 9.5 Rounds ( -140 ), meaning you need to risk $140 to win $100.
Juan Lopez Vs. Orlando Salido Over/Under Odds is at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at +120 Odds at Bookmaker Sportsbook.
One of boxing’s rising stars, Lopez was moving up the pound-for-pound list and headed to a unification showdown with Yuriorkis Gamboa when he faced the rugged Salido. Lopez had been knocking out all of his opponents in the early rounds before he met up with Salido and was a heavy favorite the first time he met Salido on Showtime.
Sence then Lopez, squared off against light hitting Mike Oliverin his last bout. While Oliver got in some shots in first round it wasn’t enough to discourage the surging Lopez who would go on and stop Oliver in the 2nd round.
Salido had one of the biggest upset wins on April 16, 2011, when he stopped Lopez in eight rounds to capture the WBO crown, in one of the best fights and biggest upsets of the year. He followed up his victory with two stoppage wins, in July he knocked out mandatory challenger Kenichi Yamaguchi in the 11th round and stopped Wenga Haya in the 8th round in December.
This will be another home fight for the 28-year-old Lopez despite the fact that he was badly beaten and stopped in the 8th round by the 31-year-old Salido last year. The rematch has been on the drawing board since immediately after the first fight. But Salido, 31, wanted an interim fight, and Lopez needed time to collect himself after the loss.
For the winner there will be even bigger, more lucrative fights. For the loser, there may be no way back, at least to anything like top level. This will be a key rematch that will likely determine the immediate course of the featherweight division, Orlando Salido defends his crown against the man he beat for the title. For Lopez, this is an a absolutely critical fight that is in many ways career-defining. If he loses, a once ultra-promising career will be in the dumps. And for Salido, this is a chance for him to emerge from the ranks of a one-time giant-killer and transform into a legitimate, true-blue world champion. The stakes are high and the fight should reflect that with pulsating boxing action.