Golden Boy Promotions vice president Eric Gomez says he’s going to look to see if he can put together a unification match between IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) for either later this year or in 2015.
Both fighters were involved in a couple of sick mismatches last Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Garcia stopped lightweight Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) in 2 rounds after knocking him down repeatedly on three separate occasions. Peterson had his own mismatch in #13 IBF Edgar Santana, who he battered unmercifully for 10 rounds until the ringside doctor stopped the fight himself. Continue reading
(Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (August 10, 2014) – Danny “Swift “ Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) looked sharp with a crushing second-round knockout victory over “Lighting” Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event in front of 7,012 fans Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Garcia knocked Salka down twice before laying his challenger flat on his back with a powerful left hook with 29 seconds left in the second round to secure the knockout victory.
Garcia, of Philadelphia, showed his skills out-punching his opponent, landing 52 percent of his power punches, 24 percent of his jabs and 43 percent of his total punches. Salka, of Bunola, Penn., landed only 14 percent of his punches. Continue reading
(Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME) In a Showtime card filled with sickening mismatches in the televised portion of the card, the much bigger, stronger and more talented IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) showed how it’s done in crushing the little unranked 2nd tier lightweight that his adviser Al Haymon scheduled for him to fight in Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) in the 2nd round tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The fight was over after Garcia hit an already badly hurt Salka with a tremendous left hook to the head in the 2nd round that bowled him over like a bowling pin. Salka’s corner had seen enough of the mismatch at that point and threw in the white towl to have he fight stopped. Garcia also knocked Salka down two other times in the 2nd round. Continue reading
(Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME) WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) will be meeting Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) tonight on Showtime from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
While Garcia has received a lot of negative comments by fans for fighting a lightweight in Salka instead of a highly ranked light welterweight, Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Sports, vouches for Salka that he’s going to make it an entertaining fight from start to finish.
Espinoza saw Salka’s last two fights against Alexei Collado and Ricardo Alvarez, and he came away impressed with what he saw from him. Espinoza thinks that Salka deserved to get a decision in the Alvarez fight. Continue reading
MAIN EVENT – WELTERWEIGHTS – 10 ROUNDS
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With just days to go until their respective bouts, fighters on the “Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka” fight card hosted a final press conference Thursday at Barclays Center before they fight this Saturday, August 9.
Main event fighters Danny “Swift” Garcia and “Lightning” Rod Salka were joined by fellow SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® participants Lamont Peterson, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs and Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher on the stage at Barclays Center to discuss their upcoming fights.
Joining them were Sadam “World Kid” Ali, Anthony Peterson and Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa, who will fight on SHOWTIME EXTREME® prior to the SHOWTIME telecast and Prichard Colon, who fights in a non-televised bout. Continue reading
LONDON (Aug 8) – Light welterweight kingpin Danny Garcia is hoping to set up a unification clash with IBF champion Lamont Peterson later this year.
The reigning WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine world champion takes on Rod Salka this Saturday night, live on BoxNation, and aims to come through the challenge unscathed so he can set up a mouth-watering showdown with Peterson. Continue reading
BROOKLYN (Aug. 6, 2014) – Fight week is heating up as Danny “Swift” Garcia, “Lightning” Rod Salka, Lamont Peterson, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher and undercard fighters hosted a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., today as they prepare for their bouts this Saturday, Aug. 9 at Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME®.
The fighters put on their gear and showed off their skills in the ring after speaking to the assembled media members at Gleason’s Gym. Here is what the participants had to say: Continue reading
Oscar De La Hoya
Thank you very much, Kelly. Yes, we are very excited. We are getting closer to the great night of fights that we will be having at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. As you know the main event is Danny Garcia vs Rod Salka, which will be a 10-round Welterweight fight. The co-main event, Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana will be a 12-round for Peterson’s IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship.
The fight we’ll be talking about now is Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher. That will be a 12-rounder for the WBA Middleweight World Title. This event is coming from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. We are happy to be in association with DiBella Entertainment. We are also happy to announce that Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher is being promoted in association with Greg Cohen Promotions. Continue reading
PHILADELPHIA(July 30, 2014) – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia opened his DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia Wednesday for a media workout prior to his August 9 welterweight bout against “Lightning” Rod Salka at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY live on SHOWTIME.
Garcia, along with his father and trainer, Angel Garcia, spoke to the media about the upcoming fight and trained in front of the cameras. With fight night just over a week away, here is what the two had to say on Wednesday:
DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion – “I always have something to prove. Either I’m fighting someone who I’m not supposed to beat and no one believes in me, or I’m fighting someone I’m supposed to beat and if they fight well I can’t win anyway. Continue reading