Garcia beats Salido for WBO featherweight title
Saturday, January 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mikey Garcia won a unanimous decision over Orlando Salido to take the WBO world featherweight title Saturday night.
The fight was stopped after the eighth round when an accidental headbutt by Salido broke Garcia's nose near the end of the round. Garcia won by scores of 79-70, 79-69 and 79-69.
Even before the accidental head butt, Garcia (31-0) was dominating the fight, having knocked Salido down four times before the fight was stopped. Salido (39-12-2) failed to retain the belt that he won two years ago from Juan Manuel Lopez and lost for the first time in six fights. By the time the fight ended, he had swelling under his right eye.