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Garcia destroys Salka by knockout sets up possible bout with Lamont Peterson

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WBC and WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs), defeated Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) by knockout yesterday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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The bout was the featured main event of the evening on a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions, and televised live on Showtime Boxing.

Garcia had no trouble from Salka, he was in control from the first bell. In round two, it was the beginning of the end for Salka as Danny Garcia landed a crushing right that stunned Salka.

Soon after, Garcia landed a series of blows that dropped Salka for the first of his three knockdowns, Salka beat the count, but was clearly dazed by the shots thrown by Garcia.

Just over a minute into round two, Garcia continued his punishment on Salka, walking him down and landing shots at will. Salka did the best he could, but could only throw a few punches, and was forced to fight in a defensive mode. A hard right by Garcia sent Salka to his knees for a second time, but he again beat the count.

Salka continued fighting with heart, but could do little against the dominant Garcia and his barrage of incoming punches. At 2:31 of round two, the final knockdown for Salka would come as Garcia threw a looping left, dropping Salka to the canvas on his back. His corner quickly threw in the towel, as Salka could take no more.

The fight was clearly a mismatch, but a needed win for Garcia. A controversial win in March of this year over Mauricio Herrera tested Garcia, and many felt Herrera did enough to win that fight.

As we all know, boxing is business more than it is a sport, many fights never happen due to many factors. For Garcia, this win sets up a possible match against Lamont Peterson, a bout boxing fans truly want to see.