After their 2016 majority draw was voted as Fight of the Year, Orlando Salido is hoping for another clash with WBC World Super-Featherweight Champion Francisco Vargas.
Vargas defends his belt against fellow-Mexican Miguel Berchelt, live on BoxNation on January 28th. Former foe Salido believes a rematch is in order after the Berchelt bout.
“I think it makes sense to fight again and determine who’s the best. Obviously I felt that I won the fight,” argued the 36-year-old. “I think a second one will be similar. But, I hope we have a winner next time.”
Both men were bloodied and bruised after the contest at the StubHub Center last June, with Vargas suffering cuts around both eyes as Salido’s face appeared battered and lumpy.
“When you’re in the ring you can say it’s a great fight and that night I knew we were having a special fight like the one we promised to deliver. It was an honour to be part of a great fight and give that gift to the fans,” said former Featherweight king Salido.
Vargas is no stranger to an all-out war. As well as picking up the Fight of the Year gong last year, his battle with Takashi Miura on the Canelo v Cotto undercard was also voted as the best bout of 2015.
Miura appears on the undercard on January 28th against Miguel Roman, with the winner becoming the WBC mandatory challenger. Berchelt, meanwhile, will be keen on upsetting any potential plans for a Vargas rematch with either Salido or Miura.