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Orlando Salido to return to action on May 27th

Salido has not competed since his draw with Francisco Vargas last June

Francisco Vargas v Orlando Salido Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Scrotums beware: “Siri” is back.

Super featherweight slugger Orlando Salido is set to re-enter the ring on May 27th, taking on Thai victim Amphon Suriyo in Salido’s native Sonora, Mexico.

Though Salido (43-13-4, 30 KO) is technically winless in his last three, the numbers are deceiving. He deserved the win in his rematch with Roman Martinez, but was forced to settle for a draw, while his Fight of the Year slugfest with Francisco Vargas could have gone either way. He was originally set to face Takashi Miura on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith Jr before suffering a spine injury in training.

Suriyo (18-2, 14 KO) is a fairly transparent tune-up for Salido’s desired rematch with Vasyl Lomachenko. He’s lost two of his last three, dropping a decision to Billy Dib last June and suffering a knockout loss to Brandon Ogilvie four months later.

Still, it’s nice to see the division’s oldest, meanest bastard back in action.

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