KNOCKDOWNS GALORE Salido Beats Kokietgym in Mexico Rumble

The people, they love the knockdowns. Lots to love in the Saturday clash between ultra vet Orlando Salido and Terdsak Kokietgym, which unfolded in furious fashion in Tijuana, Mexico.

The scrap was lousy with knockdowns; if you want to skim the thing on YouTube, pay attention to the winner Salido hitting the deck in the first, second and fifth rounds. But the Mexican sent down the Thai loser in round one, four, seven and in the 11th round. That’s when the ref waved off the bout. Salido, still remarkably fresh and busy, hammered the loser with a set of launches, the nastiest of which..well, that’s hard to choose.

Left hook, right hook, left uppercut, right hand, and down went the 53-4-1 Thai left-hander, in the sort of heap that renders the crowd into a silent mass of hopeful souls that the beaten man will be able to stand, and not be carted off on a stretcher. Happily, the loser did not lose consciousness.

Salido, 33, rises to 42-12 and takes the WBO’s interim super feather crown. After losing to Mikey Garcia to start 2013, he has wins over Orlando Cruz, Vasyl Lomachenko and now Kokietgym. Both men deserve a mega-rest, and for the 33-year-old Thai, he maybe should consider an even longer hiatus, to let his brain settle.

These fellas started off fast, looking like they were getting paid by the punch. In the first, the Thai dropped Salido, whose back was the the ropes, with a left hand. He maybe fuzzed him with a behind-the head shot before that. The Mexican, no dummy, bought some time to collect himself by clinching a bit. The vet showed his bag o tricks is still as full and nasty as ever, as he dropped the loser with a low blow. But of course, the right hand, a testicle masher, was delivered with the ref on a blind side, unable to get a good look at the transgression. Want your fighter to be able to resort to Queensberry-unworthy tactics if and when needed? Have him or her dig into the Salido library…

This one, friends, is worthy of time spent, taken from your NFL investment, today. Check it out.

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COMMENTS

-oubobcat :

Well this fight is now the leader in the clubhouse for fight of the year. What a fight, what a war with plenty of ebbs and flows. The first six rounds were really a knock down drag em out affair. There were some wild exchanges where each was hurt at times and each also tasted the canvas. Salido really poured it on from about round seven or so and layed a massive beating on the Thai fighter who was getting exhausted. And then Salido eventually scored the highlight reel knockout early in the 11th. If you havn't seen this fight yet, I would highly recommend at some point setting aside about 45 minutes to do so. You won't be sorry. I will say this about Salido. He may be the smartest dirtiest fighter in the sport. He was racking the Thai fighter with low blows in this fight including scoring a knockdown with one. Salido though would only throw the low shots when the referee was out of view of what he was doing. No doubt he knew exactly what he was doing.


-deepwater2 :

Watched on my tv using you tube. Wow. What a fight!! What great boxing and fighting. This type of fight deserves 32 million dollar purses. Salido is a crafty SOB, fighting in Mexico he knew he could get away with it. How impressive is Lomenchenko for fighting this guy in his second fight, taking the dirty tricks without retaliating and almost stopping him in the 12 the round. I can't wait until Lomenchenko vs Salido 2 in the next year or two.


-Skibbz :

la pelea beautiful. I agree with Deep I would pay both, especially the Thai fighter fat bags for this one. Smashing job by both i'll be watching this again very soon. 10/10! @Deep, Lomachenko got schooled by Salido hahahaha I love to be reminded by that fact.


-brownsugar :

Wow ... A two man battle royal... Koki landing left crosses and Salido relentless on the inside. Not a stylistic statement... But a mano o' mano two fisted brawl reaching its inevitable conclusion. Put Salido down once.... You'd better be able to do it all night cause Salido never takes a coffee break. Way to bring home the bacon to those 8 kids. Where's compu-box when it matters?


-Skibbz :

I found the fight on Youtube and will spend the remainder of my Sunday evening enjoying this beautiful fight. The excitement is still fresh for me, loved every minute. Enjoy.


-thegreyman :

Wow! Absolutely right Oubob- these are the guys that deserve multi-millions for fighting. Both guys had so much power, heart, strength and guts. Both guys gave it all, but Salido had more to give.


-Skibbz :

Hmm here's a thought, Floyd probably earned more in one second during his last fight than Terdsak earned after 11 rounds. Just some food for thought.


-oubobcat :

Wow! Absolutely right Oubob- these are the guys that deserve multi-millions for fighting. Both guys had so much power, heart, strength and guts. Both guys gave it all, but Salido had more to give.
I much rather watch these types of fighters who will make good fights any day over any of the big high profile fights we have been fed the last few years. By the way, for those of us in the states bein sports has provided some very high quality fights for us. Much much better than anything Showtime has offered up so far this year. They are actually providing the type of cards HBO Boxing After Dark use to provide on a regular basis. I wish the premium networks would get it and start showcasing more of these type of competitive fights between two fighters whose styles mesh well. Its not rocket science and often times these matchups can be easily made in the lower weight classes for a fraction of say what they are shelling out for Garcia-Salka. I say either HBO or Showtime pony up a few bucks and make a card featuring Gonzalez-Estrada. I would even pay good money to see that on PPV and can guarantee a lot of other fight fans would do the same. It certainly would be much more worth it than say Mayweather-Maidana II.


-Kid Blast :

Wow! Absolutely right Oubob- these are the guys that deserve multi-millions for fighting. Both guys had so much power, heart, strength and guts. Both guys gave it all, but Salido had more to give.
Salido has hit the deck more times than I can count but he has great resilience--like JMM--WOW


-thegreyman :

I much rather watch these types of fighters who will make good fights any day over any of the big high profile fights we have been fed the last few years. By the way, for those of us in the states bein sports has provided some very high quality fights for us. Much much better than anything Showtime has offered up so far this year. They are actually providing the type of cards HBO Boxing After Dark use to provide on a regular basis. I wish the premium networks would get it and start showcasing more of these type of competitive fights between two fighters whose styles mesh well. Its not rocket science and often times these matchups can be easily made in the lower weight classes for a fraction of say what they are shelling out for Garcia-Salka. I say either HBO or Showtime pony up a few bucks and make a card featuring Gonzalez-Estrada. I would even pay good money to see that on PPV and can guarantee a lot of other fight fans would do the same. It certainly would be much more worth it than say Mayweather-Maidana II.
The major US networks seem to extort fans, knowing that the majority will watch whatever fights they put on. At least that's the way it looks from across the pond. Meanwhile the great British fights keep coming; Eubank Jr vs Billy Joe Saunders next!


-The Commish :

WOW! If I had been ringside, I would have thrown things into the ring--$10 bills! I have no idea how much these guys were paid, but I do know this. It wasn't enough! -Randy G.


-Kid Blast :

Salido is a slow starter who gets better as the fight progresses. While he frequently finds himself on the canvas, he is incredibly resilient and always seems to weather the storm and get back into the action. Against Mikey Garcia, he was down 4 times (though he was coming on at the end), and was nearly knocked out by Juan Manuel Lopez in their second match. Filipino Weng ?Baliangao Thunder? Haya had him down twice before being waxed in 2011. In 2010, Yuriorkis Gamboa had him on the floor twice on his way to a UD victory. In March 2014, Vasyl Lomachenko came very close to ending matters in the last round but ran out of time.


-The Commish :

Salido is a slow starter who gets better as the fight progresses. While he frequently finds himself on the canvas, he is incredibly resilient and always seems to weather the storm and get back into the action. Against Mikey Garcia, he was down 4 times (though he was coming on at the end), and was nearly knocked out by Juan Manuel Lopez in their second match. Filipino Weng “Baliangao Thunder” Haya had him down twice before being waxed in 2011. In 2010, Yuriorkis Gamboa had him on the floor twice on his way to a UD victory. In March 2014, Vasyl Lomachenko came very close to ending matters in the last round but ran out of time.
That resiliency is part of what makes him so much fun to watch. -Randy G.


-Kid Blast :

Yes indeed. Unlike JMM, who also has been down often but never really hurt, Seri has been hurt but still comes back. He is one of the most fan-friendly fighters out there. One very tough hombre.