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Orlando Salido has broken orbital bone from loss to Garcia

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.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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 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.

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