Five keys for Rod Salka

Plotting a path to victory in Saturday's welterweight bout against Danny Garcia

Originally Published: August 5, 2014
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

Rod Salka enters the biggest opportunity of his career on Saturday night, when the lightweight moves up to 140 pounds to face junior welterweight division champion Danny Garcia in a non-title bout in Brooklyn, New York.

The 10-round bout, which headlines a tripleheader at the Barclays Center (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET), offers Salka (19-3, 3 KOs), a heavy underdog, the chance to make a name for himself against one of the top fighters in the world in Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs).

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