Rod Salka will still face Danny Garcia on August 9 but it will not be for the titles that Garcia holds. The WBC and WBA decided that the fight would not be for titles as Salka isn't rated at the 140 pound limit. After this announcement was made the fight was renegotiated to a catchweight of 142 pounds.
The two pounds shouldn't be a big difference to Salka as he told RingTV:
"I'm sure that everybody will look at the extra weight as an advantage for him because he gets to come in two pounds heavier, but, if you know what I mean, it doesn't matter," said Salka. "People probably would assume that anyway, so I'm fine with that. If he wants to come in at 150, he can come in at 150, know what I mean?
"It doesn't make a difference. I'm the smaller guy, regardless. It's not like he can add 20 pounds of muscle in the next couple of weeks. It just means that he doesn't have to kill himself as much to get down. Whatever. It's still the same guy in there, and if they want to pay me to come in heavier, that's okay with me, too. It's not like I wake up weighing 140 pounds. I have to cut to that weight, too."
Salka knew that once the titles were off the table the weight limit was going to get moved up:
~~"It was maybe about a week ago that, once we realized that it wasn't going to be for the title, he decided that he didn't want to make 140," said Salka, of a weight increase that was confirmed by Golden Boy Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez. "So we just renegotiated the contract. He wanted more pounds, so he and I renegotiated a separate amount per pound thing on that. I'm making more money all around."