Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Salka: True Boxing Fans Will Watch Danny Garcia Fight!

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Rod Salka (19-3, 3KOs) is not bothered by the widespread criticism from boxing journalists who labeled his upcoming fight with Danny Garcia, the WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion, as a mismatch.

Salka, not regarded by most as a top lightweight, is heading to 140-pounds to challenge Garcia on August 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Showtime has taken a beating in the press from pundits who believe Garcia should be facing a far more worthy opponent.

"When I got the call I told them to sent me the contract as soon as you can. They sent it within minutes and I signed it within minutes and it was a done deal," Salka told BoxingScene.com.

"I’ve never in my life cared what anybody had to say about me. Their job is to do that. I don’t care what they’re saying. They’re still talking about [the fight]. Whether they say it's terrible or not. I hope if you’re a true fan of boxing you’re still watching the fight. If you’re not a true fan of boxing then you won’t. If you’re calling yourself a journalist or a fan or whatever, then you’re a true fan of the sport and you are going to watch the fight for whatever reason, just because you love the sport of boxing. And then maybe I will give them all my cards so they can call and apologize after the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AviatorShades on 07-04-2014

What grown man wants to be called a "fan" anyway? I am not a "fan" nor do I feel any personal loyalty to any of these guys, I just like watching people hit each other. Note the "each other" part.…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 07-04-2014

WRONG!!!!!!! Aint nobody gunna tell me i aint a true boxing fan cuz this bum said so!!!!! Only fans of the fighters will watch this not me along with thousands of true boxing fans cuz were just that an we…

Comment by cabalas on 07-04-2014

When was the last time Garcia won by KO? Was it against an old and shot Morales? So they need to bring a unknown lightweight contender with only 3 wins by KO and somehow the guy is going to get…

Comment by brick wall on 07-04-2014

i'm not watching...not a true fan of boxing mismatches:sad:

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-04-2014

Nope sorry didn't read. But the title says it all. True boxing fans expect good, solid matchups. This isn't one. True story.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (68)
Top Headlines Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement