Rod Salka will again promote and fight on a card when he steps into the ring on February 2nd at The Court TIme Sports Complex in Elizabeth. "Lightning" Rod Salka will face recent Monty Meza-Clay opponent Emmanuel "The Butcher" Lucero.
Lucero (26-13-1 14 KO) lost to Meza-Clay in his last two fights, losing a majority decision and a unanimous decision, but put in good efforts both times and made Meza-Clay work for the wins. Salka (16-2 3 KO) is also coming off of a close lose.
He challenged Dorin Spivey for the NABA lightweight title and lost a majority decision over 10 rounds. I had Salka winning the fight but Salka said himself that he lost that fight due to inactive rounds.
Salka said that he has applied for this fight to be for the USBO and NABA lightweight titles. I will keep you updated as more information arises.
The main event will pit rising Adah heavyweight Jason Bergman will face off against Rich Power. Power (16-2 12 KO) is a heavy hitter and is coming off of a TKO win. Power went eight rounds with fast rising heavyweight Tyson Fury and was knocked out by big punching Magomed Abdusalamov.
Bergman (20-9-2 13 KO) hasn't lost a fight since 2009 and is 11-0 (7 KO) in that time. He won a unanimous decision in August of this year.
Salka also stated that this fight may be for the USBO title.
The card will also feature Rayco Saunders and Eric Palmer will face Dante Ruberto in a grudge match.
Fred Latham and Ed Latimore may appear as well. I will update the card as more information becomes available.
Make sure you're there for this great night of fights on February 2nd. Tickets are $50 for gold ringside and $30 for general admission.