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Orlando Salido suffered a broken orbital bone in his fight against Mikey Garcia on January 19, but still plans to return in May and target another title after that.
Orlando Salido suffered a broken orbital bone in his loss to Mikey Garcia last Saturday night in New York, probably no surprise to anyone who saw the fight or has seen post-fight photos, as above.
From ESPN.com and manager Sean Gibbons:
"It's very possible that it was broken right off the bat in the first round. ... Salido wasn't ready for that first shot so it took him a while to get adjusted after that and we think he was fighting with the broken bone from the first round. He had a CT scan at the hospital and everything was OK, thankfully, other than that (broken bone). We were at the hospital until 5 in the morning and then Orlando was on a flight back to Mexico at 9 a.m."
Salido (39-12-2, 27 KO) suffered four knockdowns in the fight before it was cut short on a headbutt that reportedly broke Garcia's nose in the eighth round. The veteran dropped his WBO featherweight title in the fight, and is planning a return in May in Mexico, before targeting another title fight later in the year.
WBO super featherweight titlist Rocky Martinez is one possible opponent, with the winner of the March 1 fight between Billy Dib and Luis Franco for Dib's IBF featherweight title another potential option.