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Francisco Vargas vs. Rod Salka set for April 12th on ESPN

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Salka has not lost since falling to Danny Garcia in 2014

Francisco Vargas v Orlando Salido Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

He’s back, ladies and gentlemen. That’s right, it’s Rodimus Prime, the Rod from God, the Salka Who Don’t Balk-a From No Man: the inimitable Rod Salka, who gets another shot at the big time next month when he takes on former super lightweight champ Francisco Vargas in Palm Springs.

Salka (24-4, 4 KO), half of one of the most hilariously grievous mismatches of all time against Danny Garcia, has won five straight since that defeat, upping his career knockout total by 33% in the process. He has approximately zero chance against Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KO), who rebounded from his brutal loss to Miguel Berchelt with a technical decision over Stephen Smith last December.

But hey, at least Salka’s only ranked 93rd by BoxRec this time. Part of that elite double-digit squad.

No word yet as to which-if-any fights will join this on the broadcast, but if it’s anything more interesting than this glorified snuff film, we’ll let you know.