Boxer Wears Trump's Border Wall Trunks, Gets Pounded By Mexican Rival

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

American boxer Rod Salka, 35-year-old fighter, was due to fight Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas at Golden Boy's ESPN event in Indio, California, where he chose to throw a taunt at his opponent by wearing trunks with an anti-immigrant message. The boxer had run as a Republican for District 38 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives but lost to Democratic incumbent William Kortz II. He lost there too.

Boxers aren't shy about being cocky and trying to get under the skin of their opponent.

They were also decorated with images of bricks, a symbol of President Donald Trump's plans to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.

He made a splash on social media during the fight when users noticed that his shorts had been created to resemble a brick wall in the colours of the American flag, and the bore the Trump campaign slogan "America First".

Vargas hammered Salka from the first bell, producing a professional performance that culminated in a bruising knockdown in the fifth round. Salka never made it out of his corner for the seventh round, as his trainers stopped the fight. His most high-profile appearance in a ring to date came in 2014 when he was given a punishing by then-WBA and WBO light welterweight champion Danny Garcia. He was defeated in just the second round of the fight that took place in Brooklyn, New York.

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