LOS ANGELES -WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) and former three-time world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs, 1 NC) went face to face at the weighin for their upcoming in a 12-round battle that will take place June 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Photos by Chris Farina.
Francisco Vargas came in at 129.6 lbs, while Orlando Salido was 130 lbs. In the HBO televised co-feature, Julian Ramirez came in 125.4 lbs., while Abraham Lopez was 125.6 lbs.
FRANCISCO "EL BANDIDO" VARGAS, WBC Super Featherweight World Champion:
"I'm ready to give another incredible fight to the fans. I have always said I want to fight the best, and Salido is one of the best.
"The only thing on my mind is to win this fight on Saturday. It's up to the fans to decide if I'm number one. I'm a technical fighter but it will come down to my intelligence. This will be a very difficult fight on Saturday."
ORLANDO "SIRI" SALIDO, Former Three-Time World Champion:
"I'm a warrior and Vargas is a warrior. The ones who will win will be the fans.
"When you get in to boxing, you are mentally prepared to get knocked down. Every time I've been knocked down, I just get back up again and fight. I like to prove everyone wrong and that's what I plan to do when I go in and fight this young undefeated fighter."
JULIAN "EL CAMARRON" RAMIREZ, Undefeated Featherweight Contender:
"I'm at 125 lbs. right now, and I feel great. My mindset going into this is confidence. I've trained for three months with four sparring partners.
"I look at every opponent the same. I just want to win. Lopez is just another guy I'm fighting. It's nothing personal, just another fight. Now that I'm with a new trainer, there's no games-just training hard."
ABRAHAM LOPEZ, Undefeated Featherweight Contender:
"Every fight is just another day for me, like another day in the office. I've known Julian since his amateur days, and we have sparred together. There's no heat between us. We just need to handle business in the ring. I'll do whatever it takes to prepare for this fight."