The career of four-time, two weight world champion Orlando Salido came to a halt on the weekend following his fight of the year candidate loss to Miguel Roman.
“As they say father time is undefeated,” said Salido. “All the wars I had caught up with me tonight. I am leaving the ring knowing that I gave the fans a great a fight that I can give them. I hope they enjoyed it. The mind and heart were there, but my body just was not responding. Roman, is a young fighter who gave his all and I was not able to keep up with him. I’m just an old fighter now.
“I’ve beaten young fighters before, but this time it was a matter of age. Time takes its toll, and obviously, I just couldn’t do it. This was my last fight. Thank you to all, to those who will remember me for all the great fights that I had, and to the people who have followed me.”