Francisco Vargas vs. Rod Salka on 4/12

Rod Salka - Two-time Fight of the Year winner and former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) will continue his effort to regain a world title as he faces "Lightning" Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight in the main event of the April 12 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Two-time Fight of the Year winner and former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) will continue his effort to regain a world title as he faces “Lightning” Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight in the main event of the April 12 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

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Salka Decisions Savi, Haney, Eberhardt and Karpency Deliver Wins

Rod Salka -  WFC57 World Fighting Championships put on an exciting show for a packed house at The Meadows Casino in Washington PA located near Pittsburgh. This was a well run promotion with tough matched fights featuring some top young talent from Pennsylvania and Ohio.

WFC57 World Fighting Championships put on an exciting show for a packed house at The Meadows Casino in Washington PA located near Pittsburgh. This was a well run promotion with tough matched fights featuring some top young talent from Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In a somewhat lackluster Main Event Salka UD Justin Savi (8 rounds, Lightweights)80-70 x3. Salka’s original opponent southpaw (15-5) Wilberth Lopez was pulled from the card. In came (28-6) Justin Savi. Savi seemed to be tripping over his own feet early in the fight and suffered a Salka knockdown in the 2nd. Despite having to drop down to 136, Salka was the stronger man through out in the 8 round victory. Scores 80-70×3

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Rod Salka faces Wilberth Lopez on 8/27

World Fighting Championships returns to Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Saturday, August 27, with a nine-bout card headlined by “Lightning” Rod Salka (22-4, 4KO) in a eight-round banger versus Arizona’s Wilberth Lopez (15-5, 10KO).

Rod Salka is a busy man. Having fought only three times since his most notable fight versus Danny Garcia in 2014, he has kept busy outside of the ring. “I sat around and waited for a call after the Garcia fight, but the right call never came,” said Salka. Not one to sit idle, he focused his energy elsewhere, opening his own 16,500 square foot gym in Pittsburgh, and founding a new workout called Crossfight.

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