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Gamboa outpoints Salido in unification bout

Gamboa outpoints Salido in unification bout

Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba unanimously outpointed Mexico's Orlando Salido to take the IBF crown Saturday in a title unification bout at the Palms Casino.
Gamboa (19-0) had winning scores of 116-109, 114-109 and 115-109 from the judges.
Referee Joe Cortez ruled Salido (34-11-2) knocked down Gamboa in the eighth round, but replays indicated the 28-year-old slipped.
Gamboa then knocked down the 29-year old Salido in the 12th. However, Gamboa was deducted two points for hitting while his opponent was down.
In the WBA lightweight title eliminator, Brandon Rios won by disqualification over previously unbeaten Anthony Peterson due to low blows in the seventh round.