Francisco Vargas made a press release of his personal on the expense of Rod Salka Thursday evening, stopping the perimeter contender after six rounds on the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Vargas (25-1-2, 18 knockouts), the previous WBC junior light-weight titleholder, battered and broke down Salka from the opening bell. The 33-year-old Vargas, who resides in Mexico City, may need been motivated from the trunks Salka wore, which depicted a crimson, white, and blue wall, with “America 1st” on his belt-line.
Vargas continued to stroll Salka down, closing the space and ripping mixtures to the top and physique. Salka tried to load up and battle again, however he was continually on the defensive. His punches had little impact on Vargas, who sensed Salka was tiring with every passing spherical.
Near the top of the fifth spherical, Vargas dropped Salka, landed two punches to the physique adopted by a proper hand to the top. Salka survived the spherical and the sixth, however was clearly in no form to proceed, as there was bruising throughout his left eye.
After consulting with the ringside doctor, referee Jerry Cantu stopped the bout after the top of the sixth spherical.
Punch stat numbers overwhelmingly favored Vargas, who linked on 112 of 415 complete punches 27 p.c). Salka linked on 75 of 112 complete punches (18 p.c).
Vargas hopes to face the present WBC junior light-weight titleholder Miguel Berchelt in a rematch.
“That’s the fight I want the most,” stated Vargas, who’s managed by Ralph Heredia. “I gave the opportunity to fight for the world title when I was champion and I hope he does the same for me.”
Salka, who did not win a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican candidate in 2016, falls to 24-5, Four KOs.
In the co-feature of the “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” telecast, Andrew Cancio returned from a 17-month layoff to cease previously-unbeaten Aidar Sharybayev in the 10th spherical.
Cancio (18-Four-2, 14 KOs), who resides in close by Blythe, dropped the Kazakh fighter with a counter left hook to the top close to the top of the third spherical.
The lack of head motion by the Miami-based Sharibayev (7-1, 6 KOs) made him straightforward to hit.
Cancio dropped Sharibayev once more in spherical 5, this time with a lead proper to the top. Sharibayev fell awkwardly to the canvas, which led to him having difficulties defending himself or sitting down on his punches.
Cancio battered Sharibayev all through the second half of the battle. Referee Raul Caiz Sr. seemed on the verge of stopping the battle on a number of events till Sharibayev’s nook threw in the towel at 40 seconds of the 10th spherical.
“I had a good performance tonight,” stated Cancio, who trains in Ventura, California. “I still belong at 130 pounds. I’m moving forward after my long layoff. I think my performance was excellent tonight.”
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV.com since October of 2012 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) newspaper, RingTV.com, and FightNight.com. He might be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing
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