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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Salita to Fight White

Dmitriy Salita's opponent for his April 13 date at the Oceana Ballroom in Brooklyn, New York will be Jermaine "Too Sweet" White. White, from Indiana, has a record of 17-4 with 9 KOs. Defeating this opponent will not go a long way towards answering Salita's critics, who cite that he has not faced many tough foes.

White fits the profile of capable journeymen that Salita has fought since his first career loss against Amir Khan back on December 5, 2009. White has feasted on lesser competition and has been blown out when stepping up to anywhere near Salita's skill level.

White was knocked out by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Anthony Peterson in 2006. He was at his heaviest against Chavez, weighing in at 145. This bout against Salita is a welterweight contest. White's last fight was against Paul Spadofora back in September of 2009. White lost by unanimous decision.

Salita (32-1-1, 17 KOs) has the height and reach advantage. He is more skilled and has been far more active. The fight will be in Salita's hometown. In addition, Salita beat their common opponent, Derrick Campos, in November of 2008 by unanimous decision. Campos knocked out White inside of one round.

SecondsOut.com claims that Salita was hoping to fight Mike Anchondo. A Salita-Anchondo fight scheduled for late last year fell apart. Anchondo backed out again, leaving Salita, who is also the promoter, frustrated and searching for an opponent.

1 comment:

  1. Oy,wake me up when he fights somebody,already.Anchondo may have pulled out again-but this is an ongoing pattern with Salita fights;several which haven't been determined til the last few days-like his last one.Anchondo-a former world champ-may have "issues"-like being paid what he thinks he deserves, to come in as the visiting team.That
    still leaves Paulie Malignaggi..nah..Luis Collazo,who I thought lost his world title to Ricky Hatton in a robbery;now he gets second billing in a card promoted by Salita...Yuri
    Foreman had a couple bad nights in a row;unlike
    Salita(aside from the blowout by Khan),he fights the toughest guys in his division.