At the moment I'm leaning towards Garcia but it really is a pick'em for me.
I think the Barros win was a good one for Garcia and he really made a statement in stopping him. He had trouble with him at times but who hasn't? Barros is a bit underrated in that regard, he gives good opponents difficulty and it's said that they gave an "underwhelming" performance as opposed to Barros being a solid operator at world level. Hardly a momentous victory, but stopping him is
Might be setting myself up for a fall at some point but I kind of have suspicions that Salido may have been flattered by Juanma's poor mentality a bit. The Haya fight just has me constantly wary of it now, a lot of fighters might look less than stellar in that kind of marking time fight where they appear to just be taking it easy, but he was decked
by him. Twice. Kind of heavily too. However he has shown himself to be pretty astute offensively(more so than he's often credited with) and if there's one thing I'm unsure about Garcia on is how he works through the gears, I think at times he can be a bit one-paced. I think there's a difference between getting ragged/undisciplined and not stepping up the pace in correlation with how much the opponent is slowing down(the one time he can't be accused of this is when he has his man hurt though, I think he could become a great finisher. EDIT: To be fair I actually think he can only be accused of this in certain fights, it's not really a consistent flaw. Look at me countering my own points :lol
. Added to that Salido is an absolute terrier so if he can start fast and disrupt Mikey's rhythm and take advantage of him backing up in straight lines, it's more than feasible to see him winning.
Sometimes he takes a while to get going though so I'm not sure if that's realistic. Garcia moves in tight circles, feints and counters well and doesn't allow himself to get too undisciplined so I can't see him getting embroiled in the kind of war that would favour Siri. Nor do I see him circling too wide and allowing his own movement to fatigue himself. I think he'll take a decision a decision in the end, I don't have a clue how close it might be but I think he has enough poise and solid fundamentals to pick off the openings Salido presents him without getting caught up in too many exchanges himself.