Rod Salka, a 35-year-old super-featherweight, decided to make boxing great again in his match last night in California against Mexican boxer Francisco Vargas. Salka wore Donald Trump-inspired “America 1st” shorts that featured a brick wall pattern on them.
The decision to provide the equivalent of bulletin board material and motivation to Vargas did not work out for Salka. Vargas beat Salka into submission and he didn’t return for the seventh round.
Salka, who hails from Pennsylvania, dropped to 24-5 for his career. There has been no word on who ended up paying for the wall shorts.