The team of Mexican boxer Orlando Salido starts negotiations with Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine’s WBO world featherweight champion. If they come to terms, the bout could take place in early August; Fernando Beltran, Salido’s representative said this while talking to the press.
‘We didn’t have any negotiations with Lomachenko before Salido defeated Aristides Perez. Now we’re going to talk it, depending on how much the both sides are interested in the fight. Salido’s interest is obvious. Orlando may have another ace in the hole against Lomachenko. It makes no sense for Salido to drop this fight if they offer him good money. The date could be early August,’ Beltran said.
Up to date, Salido remains the only professional boxer who managed to defeat Lomachenko; that bout took palce in San Antonio, Texas, in March 2014. Salido won by split decision.
In late April, Vasyl Lomachenko retained his champion title, having defeated American Jason Sosa.