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LOS ANGELES - WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) and fellow Mexican warrior and former three-time world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs, 1 NC) today hosted a Los Angeles press conference to discuss their 12-round battle set for June 4 for Vargas's title at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif. and to be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®.
Below is what the fighters, their trainers, managers and promoter had to say at today's press conference:
FRANCISCO VARGAS, WBC Super Featherweight Champion:
"I'm very grateful to HBO, Golden Boy Promotions and my managers for this opportunity.
"I'm very motivated to be fighting a great warrior like Orlando Salido.
"I'm going to be in the best shape in order to give you a war.
"Everybody knows when two great Mexican warriors get in the ring, not one of them will take a step back."
ORLANDO SALIDO, Mexican Boxing Warrior and Former Three-Time World Champion:
"Thank you to the WBC and Team Vargas for giving me this opportunity.
"I am going to be ready; I am preparing myself for a war. We know it's going to be a great fight.
"I need to prepare myself for 'Fight of the Year.'"
Tickets for Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.
Vargas vs. Salido is a 12-round battle for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.