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#1 Featherweight contender Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico and WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido faced off during the undercard press conference at the Wynn Las Vegas for their upcoming vacant WBO Featherweight championship, Saturday, Oct 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Orlando Salido: We know it’s going to be a war. We’re very well prepared for Saturday and looking forward to being the winner.
Orlando Cruz: Saturday I will be WBO featherweight champion.
Bob Arum: The best fights in the world are when a Mexican fights a Puerto Rican. The fire and determination in that ring is something special. This Mexican was a world champion who went to Puerto Rico and knocked out one of the most popular fighters in Puerto Rico, Juan Manuel Marquez, not once, but twice…one thing that Cruz has brought to the sport, in the almost 50 years I’ve been involved with the sport, where there’s been controversy about the shorts that he’s going to wear. But that’s good, that makes for interest, and Orlando we’re all proud of you.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Wynn Las Vegas, Márquez Boxing, and Tecate, Bradley vs. Márquez will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.