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SHO's Espinoza Feels Good About Garcia-Salka Triple

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports, has no regrets over Saturday's televised tripleheader from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

It was certainly a night where the huge underdogs were pummeled like huge underdogs.

Danny Jacobs blasted out Jarrod Fletcher in five rounds, Lamont Peterson beat down Edgar Santana until the ringside physician stopped the action, and Danny Garcia demolished Rod Salka.

"It was an entertaining night. That's what I promised people. I said it was going to be an action fight in the main event. I said it was going to be action fights all night. The reality is, it was entertaining. These opponents were picked because they were going to fight. And we all know fans want action, excitement and that's what they got. Everyone went home happy," Espinoza told BoxingScene.com.

In the weeks leading up to the show, Ezpinoza took a lot criticism from the fans and media. While all three fights took their share of negative press, the main event between Garcia and Salka was by far the main target of displeasure.

Salka, an unranked lightweight fighter with three knockouts to his name, was moving up to face Garcia, regarded as the best boxer at 140, at a catch-weight of 142-pounds.

Even Espinoza admits that Garcia's size advantage was even bigger than anyone at Showtime had anticipated.

"There was a big size difference. On the night of fight [Garcia] was bigger than we anticipated. We know that Salka's had at least nine or ten fights at 140-pounds, but Danny is a big 140-pounder. Danny did what he was supposed to do, he looked impressive. Paulie [Malignaggi] said it really well at the close of the broadcast, there has been criticism of the opponent and what's going to be overlooked is that Danny looked very sharp. Regardless of who was in front of him, he came out and looked sharp and he did what he had to do and you can't take that away from him," Espinoza said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Divine Hammer on 08-12-2014

i hate you espinoza. with all my soul.

Comment by theface07 on 08-12-2014

What do you expect Espinoza to say? He was the one who approved this fight card knowing that it was completely bogus. He's basically just a high paid used car salesmen who's trying to convince you that his offering to…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-11-2014

This is the reason I left corporate life years ago to work for me and make my own rules and answer to no one. This guy is just being the squeaky clean little company yes-man they hired him for. He'll…

Comment by johnnyrambo on 08-10-2014

Say what you will but fans are intelligent. I'd rather watch a chess match in the ring than a bunch of stacked tomato cans to see who can smash the hardest. The freak show's in MMA, Keep boxing competitive! !

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-10-2014

[QUOTE=1boxaholic;14843042]Espinoza is the reason Hbo had to step up their game. He's been bringing us good fights for the past two years. He's the reason we now demand better under cards from hbo. We the fans have been getting treated…

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