Updated 06:48 AM EST, Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Danny Garcia Next Fight: Boxer to 'Get the Job Done' in Rod Salka Fight

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Danny Garcia, the undefeated WBA/WBC light welterweight champion with a 28-0 record, is set to take a step toward an event that could give him a bout against welterweight champ, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Garcia will be facing lightweight fighter, Rod Salka, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday.

Boxing News noted that with this fight, Garcia wants to move up with his career and face bigger guys in the boxing industry. It added that the boxer also wanted to know "how to be hit" by a welterweight but noted that Salka is a great fighter despite people overlooking him as they have never seen him fight before.

"I don't know why Salka is being underestimated by fans. At the end of the day the fans can think what they want to think, but I know what I bring to the table. I bring excitement. I bring fun and I'm going to get the job done," Garcia was quoted by Boxing News as saying.

The report also indicated that Garcia is also bent on fighting IBF light welterweight champion, Lamont Peterson, in a unification match later this year although Boxing News said that the matchup is still not sure.

But if Garcia fails to win the two fights, Boxing News added that he may not be able to schedule a match against Mayweather. Garcia's adviser, Al Haymon, may not even be interested in the Garcia-Peterson fight as this could lessen the chances of Garcia getting inside the ring with the welterweight champ, the report noted.

With his fight with Salka, Garcia said he is confident with his skills and what he can offer inside the ring during the fight.

"When I was the underdog against Khan and against Matthysse, I couldn't understand it. How was I the underdog? But the media and people always want to choose the fighter with more fame and more publicity. That's what makes the underdog when you're fighting somebody who had probably a bigger name than you in the sport," he was quoted by Yahoo Sports as saying.

But he added that he never felt in his heart that he was the underdog. "I just trained hard, rose to the occasion and won in spectacular form."

Salka, on the other hand, has a 19-3 record with three knockouts which, according to Yahoo Sports, means that he is the underdog with his fight against Garcia.

Salka defended himself by shoving off non-believers. "I'm fighting the best fighter at 140 pounds in the world. Titles are what they are, but would I rather fight some guy nobody ever heard of for a title or would I rather fight some guy everybody knows who he is for no title? Why wouldn't I want to fight Danny Garcia. He's the best we've got out there," he told Yahoo Sports.

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