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Friday, June 15, 2012
Salido to face Bravo at 130

By Dan Rafael

Sean Gibbons, the manager of featherweight titlist Orlando Salido, told ESPN.com that Salido's July 28 return in his hometown of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, will come in a nontitle bout at junior lightweight.

Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) will face Chile's Oscar Bravo (20-3, 9 KOs). Assuming that Salido, who knocked out Juan Manuel Lopez for the second time in their March rematch, defeats Bravo, he likely will move on to a fall defense against Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia. Garcia's mandatory fight against titlist Celestino Caballero, which was originally scheduled for July 28, probably will be called off.