2010-05-15 Orlando Salido w pts 12 Cristobal Cruz, Tomas Oroz Gaytan Stadium, Sonora, Mexico - IBF

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2010-05-15 Orlando Salido w pts 12 Cristobal Cruz, Tomas Oroz Gaytan Stadium, Sonora, Mexico - IBF. Referee: Roberto Ramirez. Scorecards: 117-109, 117-109, 116-110.

Salido, having weighed in at 126lbs the day before, forfeited the IBF title on the morning of the contest when coming in ten pounds over the weight for a defence against Yuriorkis Gamboa at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 11 September. The fight went ahead and after winning on points over 12 rounds Gamboa was handed the IBF title.

Following that, due to defend the title against Jorge Solis on 26 March 2011, Gamboa was stripped on the morning of the fight, which also involved the so-called WBA ‘unified’ title, for failing to make the mandatory second trip to the scales. Although winning the fight it counted for very little and not long after Billy Dib and Jorge Lacierva were booked to contest the vacant title. Lacierva had beaten Fernando Beltran Jr (w pts 12 at The Auditorium, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on 2 April 2011) in an eliminator, while Dib had lost just once in 32 contests.