Four-time world champion in two different division Orlando “Siri” Salido has been elected as State Deputy in Sonora, Mexico for the 16th district in his hometown of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.
The boxing warrior was a member of the party of president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Salido who was selected by the local authorities to run because of his popularity and roots in one of the poorest district of state was very happy with his victory and excited to serve his fellow citizens.
“It’s time to get together and work for the people who really need our help. They need better education, access to good health services and employment alternatives. I was fortunate to have boxing In my life and was able to take that opportunity to better myself and now I want to give back to the community that has supported me throughout my career,” said Salido.
Salido a three-time world champion at 126 pounds and a world champion at 130 pounds, has been part of four fight of the year candidates and his fight with Francisco “Bandido” Vargas in June of 2016 was selected as the best fight of the year. Salido also has wins of Juan Manuel Lopez (twice) and Vasyl Lomachenko.
His boxing career is on hold for now, but Salido would like to emulate the fighting Senator of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao and return to the ring as an elected official.