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Salido seeks validation vs. Garcia

Featherweight titlist aims to turn back young challenger and prove his standing

Updated: January 18, 2013, 4:42 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Earlier this week, Orlando Salido and Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia crossed paths at a Manhattan boxing gym between promotional appearances at their media workouts.

The fighters are preparing to face each other Saturday night (HBO, 9:45 p.m. ET/PT) in the main event of a world title tripleheader at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. But when they saw each other, there were no dirty looks and wasn't any pushing. There was nothing but respect between Salido, the veteran featherweight ...

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