By Francisco Salazar

Junior lightweight contender Orlando Salido will now face late-sub Aristides Perez Saturday night, Zanfer Promotions matchmaker and liaison Sean Gibbons confirmed,

The 10 round bout will take place at the Palenque de la Expo in Salido’s hometown of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

Salido (43-14-4, with 30 KOs) was originally scheduled to fight Amphon Suriyo of Thailand, but Gibbons stated Suriyo was denied a visa to enter the country.


Orlando Salido  133.5 lbs. Vs Aristides Pérez 133.5 lbs.

Kenia Enriquez  107.5 lbs. Vs Mary Salinas    107.5 lbs.

Gilberto Parra  108 lbs.   Vs José Rivas      108 lbs.

Elvis Torres    132 lbs.   Vs Antonio Bustamante 133 lbs.

Jessica Nery Plata 112.2 lbs. Vs Delia López  112.2 lbs.

Bryan Mosiños 114 lbs.  Vs  Raúl Esquer     113.5 lbs.

Melissa Esquivel  125.5 lbs. Vs Beatriz Arambure 125.5 lbs.

Julio Barraza    132 lbs.    Vs Diego Ledesma   134 lbs.

Guadalupe Ramírez 133 lbs.    Vs Julio López 132 lbs.

Sulem Urbina  113 lbs.    Vs Carol Castro    113 lbs.

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The 36-year-old Salido has not fought since his thrilling back-and-forth war against Francisco Vargas on June 4, a fight that ended in a majority decision draw.

Salido was targeting a return to the ring in November/ December, but suffered a back injury during training camp in Phoenix, Arizona.


Perez (30-9-2, with 16 KOs) last fought on March 31, knocking out overmatched Manuel Palomino in the second round.

In his previous fight on December 10, the Cartagena, Colombia resident lost to unbeaten Emiliano Marsili by unanimous decision over 12 rounds. The loss snapped a 10-bout unbeaten streak.

Perez fought for a world title belt in September of 2009, losing by knockout to WBC junior lightweight titleholder Humberto Soto.

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The Salido-Perez fight will air on beIN Sports en Espanol in the U.S., beginning at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing