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US boxer sporting Trump-inspired trunks gets battered by Mexican foe

Rod Salka’s political statement went walls-up on Thursday night.

AMERICAN SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT ROD Salka’s political statement backfired in spectacular circumstances last night when he was pummeled by Mexican Francisco Vargas.

The 35-year-old Salka took to the ring in California sporting USA-coloured trunks inspired by Donald Trump’s prospective border wall, with the message ‘America 1st’ embroidered across his waistband. He was distinctly second-best to ‘El Bandido’ Vargas, however, who broke him down and floored him before Salka’s corner pulled him out before the turn of the fight.

Salka’s wall-patterned shorts touched canvas in the fifth when the harder-hitting former WBC World featherweight champion battered him back towards a neutral corner.

The Pennsylvania native, bruised, bloodied and hurt, took further punishment a round later before his corner intervened, pulling him from the contest before the start of the seventh.

Earlier on the same Golden Boy on ESPN card, Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna earned his second first-round knockout in three weeks with a stylish destruction of American Keasen Freeman.

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