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No love lost between California sluggers

Vicente Escobedo has something that Dominic Salcido wants: a big-bucks contract with Golden Boy Promotions. To get it, Salcido will have to beat Escobedo on Saturday, writes Robert Morales.

Originally Published: September 25, 2008
By Robert Morales | Special to ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dominic Salcido thinks he has Vicente Escobedo all figured out.

"It's going to be a tough fight," Salcido said of Friday's lightweight main event against Escobedo at Morongo Casino in Cabazon, Calif. "But I've followed him through his whole career, and I know what he is capable of and I know what he does. He has a real good jab, but I think I'll beat him to the punch every time. I'm faster than him."

Escobedo sees things a little differently.

"We were ...

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