INDIO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Southern California boxing match got a lot of attention on social media after an American boxer wearing boxing trunks with a border wall depicted on them got knocked out by his Mexican opponent.
American boxer Rod Salka fought Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas Thursday night in Indio, a city in Riverside County.
Salka's shorts read "America 1st" with a brick-wall pattern in American flag colors -- perhaps as a message to his Mexican opponent.
Salka lost by TKO in the sixth round to Vargas, a former champion, ESPN reports.
Salka has lost before -- in politics. He ran as a Republican for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2016 and lost to his Democratic incumbent.
SoCal match goes viral after Mexican boxer wins by TKO against American boxer wearing border wall trunks