Danny Garcia predictably made light work of Rod Salka to end his ten-round non-title clash in the final minute of the second round in Brooklyn.
The powerful 26 year-old eased through the first round at the Barclays Center, before unleashing a barrage of punches in the second to end Salka’s challenge early.
There was a touch of controversy in the final act of the fight though as referee Steve Willis was guilty of allowing the encounter to go on fractionally too long. With Salka out of his feet having already being down twice, Garcia scored with a crushing hook to send his opponent to the floor heavily, although it was a punch that could have been avoided.
All-in-all WBA and WBO light-welterweight title holder Garcia takes the victory and now moves on to either a three-belt unification with Lamont Peterson or a step up to welterweight.
In the co-feature, Peterson made light work of Edgar Santana, winning every round on his way to a comprehensive tenth round stoppage victory to retain his world champion status.
The American IBF light-welterweight title holder danced around the Puerto Rican, firing off at will, and gradually wore him down with some flashy body attacks that took their toll at the end of the contest.
Referee Pete Santiago made the right decision to avoid further punishment for Santana late on as Peterson had clearly won every round of what was really a mis-match by all acounts.
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