By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
"Lightning" Rod Salka (29-3, 3KOs) admits that WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia is in a lose-lose situation later tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The two fighters will battle over ten non-title rounds at a catch-weight of 142-pounds.
Fans were not happy with the selection of Salka for the fight. Salka says Garcia is going to take heat regardless of the outcome. If Garcia wins very early, then every critic will validate their claim of Salka being a mismatched opponent. And if Garcia is extended the distance, then his worth as an A-level fighter will be questioned.
"With the blowback on this, he's kind of in a lose-lose situation. He can't win. All he can do is not lose. If he comes out and destroys me, maybe he doesn't lose but he's still going to catch a lot of flack about it. I think the attention is more on that and he's probably pissed off about training every day in gym saying 'I want to kill this kid' because people keep saying stuff about it," Salka told BoxingScene.com.