Good Bouts Upcoming: Garcia-Salido, Lara-Martirosyan, Rios-Alvarado

BY Michael Woods ON September 14, 2012
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TSS LOGOI'm liking the HBO Boxing After Dark main event for Nov. 10, with Mikey Garcia meeting Orlando Salido at the MGM Grand.

The Californian Garcia, age 24, has a 29-0 record, and is coming off a KO2 win over Mauricio Pastrana in Mexico on Sept. 1. Readers, do you favor him over the 39-11-2 Salido, the 31-year-old Mexican, who grabbed the WBO featherweight crown from Juan Manuel Lopez back in April 2011?

On that card, Cuban Erislandy Lara will tangle with Vanes Martirosyan, the 32-0 Armenian-born Cali resident who was been angling for a big fight for many moons, and now might be in a situation where he could regret getting what he asked for. Can the 26 year-old handle the 29-year-old slicky Lara, who boasts a 17-0 record? My dough is on Lara. But a fight that I think has an even better chance to be fight of the year is the Oct. 13 Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado scrum, a 30-0 guy against a 33-0 guy. The stubborn streaks in those two are two miles wide, and I see several knockdowns, blood and drama galore there. Nonito Donaire headlines versus Toshiaki Nishioka on that card, from the Home Depot Center in Cali. Weigh in who you like in these matches, in our Forum, please.

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Radam G says:

Garcia wins, probably by stoppage. Lara and Martirosyan will be a draw or Lara may just pull off a kayo. BamBam is going to KAYO Alvarado. And the Filipino Flash will win by mid-round kayo or a thousand-mile decision. Holla!

riverside says:

I like Garcia, he will pick salido apart and then go fo the kill, needs to be carefull and not get into a streetfight, or else saildo wil lkayo his @ss, I'll take alvarado, he looks stronger than Bam-Bam, both have same moderate/ good skills, i don't think Rios will carry his punch to next level.

ultimoshogun says:

This is a good doubleheader, good to see we'll have good fights to close out the year.

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