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Rod Salka Admits: I Didn't Expect To Lose Like That

By "Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Rod Salka (19-4, 3KOs) knew WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia would be the bigger and the stronger man last Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Moving up from 135-pounds, he was a massive underdog coming into a fight with Garcia, at a catch-weight of 142-pounds. Garcia was reportedly, according to his father/trainer Angel Garcia, around 155-pounds in the ring.

The size difference was evident and the power was too much for Salka to handle. The underdog knew it was going to be a long night after catching Garcia with a few flush punches, and the champion walked right through them without blinking an eye.

"He's a big strong guy. I got caught with a shot and that was that. I knew he was the bigger, stronger guy so I wasn't surprised [at how much bigger he was]," Salka told BoxingScene.com.

"Whenever I got caught with a shot I was trying to fight back, that was stupid. I should have moved, covered up, maybe held him. I knew I wasn't going to go ten rounds and not get caught with anything. I didn't expect it to be like that."

"After the first round, I didn't feel that he had that crazy power like that. And I even felt that I could even see his shots coming. As soon as I thought that, in the next round I got caught with a shot that I didn't see coming. I landed a couple of shots but they had no effect on him, he walked right through them."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike D on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14853531]He even told Danny to give him some more after the two kd's. Then he got blasted![/QUOTE] Yeah, ummm....that wasn't exactly the smartest thing in the world to do to say the least lol

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=Mike D;14853524]Dude. He's a boxer. You're supposed to believe that you can win. Like mentioned before in the thread, at least he didn't just go in there and lie down for a paycheck. He could have easily stayed down after…

Comment by Willthethrill on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=theface07;14853411]Admitting that he "didn't expect to lose like that" proves that Salka was clearly delusional when he convinced himself that he was going to beat Garcia.[/QUOTE] Wtf? What kind of athlete goes in expecting to lose lol

Comment by Mike D on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=theface07;14853411]Admitting that he "didn't expect to lose like that" proves that Salka was clearly delusional when he convinced himself that he was going to beat Garcia.[/QUOTE] Dude. He's a boxer. You're supposed to believe that you can win. Like mentioned…

Comment by theface07 on 08-13-2014

Admitting that he "didn't expect to lose like that" proves that Salka was clearly delusional when he convinced himself that he was going to beat Garcia.

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