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Friday, January 18, 2013
Five keys for Orlando Salido

By Bernardo Pilatti

In what promises to be a battle between two punchers with otherwise different styles, featherweight titlist Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) of Mexico will defend his belt against undefeated Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York (HBO, 9:45 p.m. ET).

In order to break down Garcia -- a skilled boxer who will step into the ring as the favorite -- Salido figures to rely more than ever on his aggressive, pressing style.

Here are five keys for Salido against Garcia: