With 10 career losses, it wouldn’t seem as if IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido would have much of a chance against unbeaten WBA title-holder Yuriorkis Gamboa (18-0, 15 knockouts) in their Sept. 11 bout at the Palms. But eight of the losses by Salido (34-10-2, 22 KOs) came before 2002, and his two defeats since then were by decision to current WBA and WBO lightweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez in 2004 and Cristobal Cruz in 2008.
Salido avenged his loss to Cruz in May to claim the IBF title, and now has his sights set on Gamboa, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist for Cuba, who will be making his fourth title defense.
Gamboa, 28, is favored against Salido, 29, and could face WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez next in an anticipated matchup.
The card’s co-feature is a bout between unbeaten lightweight contenders Anthony Peterson (30-0, 20 KOs) and Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 18 KOs).
Tickets for the event are available at ticketmaster.com, and the bouts also will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.