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Rod Salka Wore Wall Themed “America 1st” Shorts And Got Knocked Out

Former junior lightweight titleholder Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas continued his comeback Thursday night with a TKO of "Lightning" Rod Salka at the end of the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

Former junior lightweight titleholder Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas continued his comeback Thursday night with a TKO of “Lightning” Rod Salka at the end of the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder. The win was even more powerful due to Salka’s choice in wardrobe.

Francisco Vargas vs Rod Salka FULL United States

Francisco Vargas vs Rod Salka FULL United States

Salka came out in blue trunks with a brick wall adorned on the front and back with the words “America 1st” stitched on the waistline. His opponent Vargas is Mexican and Salka was obviously trying to make a failed statement about his political beliefs against the boxer. Oh did we forget to mention that the fight was promoted by Golden Boy, the gold standard presenter of Mexican pugilists?

Salka (24-5, 4 KOs) lived on his back foot and landed plenty of punches, but they were nowhere near hard enough to stop Vargas’ stalking attack. A combination to the body, followed by right uppercut to the chin floored the 35-year-old Salka in the fifth round. He beat referee Jerry Cantu’s count and lasted until the round-ending bell. 


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Boxer Rod Salka had trunks that read “America 1st” and looked like a wall in his fight against Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas. Salka then proceeded to get bodied by Vargas. https://t.co/LsGRKodZA8


But when the Bunola, Pennsylvania resident, who is known mainly as a body on Danny Garcia’s record, absorbed more punishment in the sixth, his corner stopped the fight at the end of the round, a telltale sign of another wall which will be stopped.

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Karma is ironic isn’t she. 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the
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