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Orlando Salido wants to take Francisco Vargas' attention away from Takashi Miura on Saturday

Orlando Salido wants to take Francisco Vargas' attention away from Takashi Miura on Saturday

Orlando Salido is keenly aware what the plans are should Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura win their respective Saturday night bouts at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino.

Still, the relentless former featherweight champion from Mexico will attend the card to help ensure no one, especially Vargas, disregards or forgets him after their likely 2016 fight of the year.

The 36-year-old Salido (43-13-4, 30 knockouts) fought his countryman and World Boxing Council super-featherweight champion Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs) to a thrilling draw in June at StubHub Center.

Vargas is poised to win back-to-back fight-of-the-year awards, however, after getting off the canvas while cut to...

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