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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Salita Musters a Comeback Win

Dmitriy Salita, fighting in the welterweight division, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Franklin Gonzalez tonight at Oceana Hall in Brooklyn, New York. Each judge saw the bout 78-74.

Salita, who rises to 31-1-1 with 16 KOs, takes a step in the right direction after suffering a first round knockout at the quick hands of WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan last December. But Salita knows defeating Gonzalez (13-6, 9 KOs), a respectable but limited southpaw, is only the beginning. Before the fight, he acknowledged to Elizabeth Astacio of BoxingTalk that the only way to silence the critics that surfaced after the Khan fight is to beat a marquee opponent.

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