Philly Sports Live

Danny Garcia Knocks Out Rod Salka

Brooklyn, N.Y. The boxing world came to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY on Saturday night for an exciting triple header of boxing action that was headlined by Danny Garcia taking on Rod Salka a special attraction fight, also had Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher, Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana.. The Fights were broadcasted on Showtime Championship Boxing with Mauro Ranallo Al Bernstein & Paul Malignaggi calling the action.

The first fight to start the Showtime broadcast was Daniel Jacobs (27-1, 24 KOs) vs Jarrod Fletcher (18-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBA Middleweight title. Jacobs was trying to become the 1st fighter to win a championship after batting cancer, he came  into fight off a win over Milton Nunez back in March 2014 while Fletcher comes in off a Win over Max Bursak in February 2014. Jacobs knocked down Fletcher in Round 1 from a big left hook, Jacobs just took over the rest of the fight and he would drop Fletcher again in 5th Round with 2 seconds left in the round and the referee stopped it and Jacobs wins the Vacant WBA Middleweight Championship and becoming the 1st Cancer survivor to win a championship.

the Co Main Event was Lamont Peterson  (32-2-1, 16 KOs) vs Edgar Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) for Peterson IBF light welterweight title. Peterson enter the fight off a win over Dierry Jean in January 2014 while Edgar Santana comes in off a win over Michael Clark back in November 2013. Peterson had a couple good shots in the 1st round. Peterson would throw some big shots in round 10 and the Referee would stop the fight with 12 Seconds left as the ring doctor told the referee to stop it. Peterson wins by TKO and retains his IBF light welterweight title.

The Main Event was Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs), of Philadelphia vs Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs), of Bunola, Pennsylvania in a 10 round special attraction fight. Danny Garcia  comes off a victory over Mauricio Herrera on March 2014 while Rod Salka enters fight off a win over Alexei Collado on April 2014.

Garcia with some big shots in round 1 , then Garcia would take full control and landed a Massive right hand that rocked Salka in round 2 and it would drop him, latter on in round 2, Garcia drops Salka for the 2nd time in the round then Garcia would Knock Out Salka in Round 2 after a Massive left hook.  After the fight,  Danny Garcia said to Showtime Sports Jim Gray “I did what I was supposed to do. It doesn’t always happen in boxing. I trained hard & put on a show.”

Showtime Sports Mauro Ranallo Calls Danny Garcia Knockout Win over Rod Salka “Salka showing his Grit and heart get rocked with that left hook, Salka DOWN and it’s OVER…. Statement made by Danny Garcia”