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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Salita Receives Praise from Ashley Theophane

Ashley Theophane, a British-based boxer, is the current British junior welterweight champion and keeps a blog that includes updates on his progress in training camp and acute political observations.

Theophane often travels to the U.S. for training. He has also made a habit of praising his friend and sparring partner, Dmitriy Salita. This latest training session has been no exception.

Theophane is now preparing for a fight in December against Nigel Wright. Mentioning his recent sparring with Salita in preparation for that contest, Theophane writes, "Dmitriy is unfortunately best known for his terrible showing against Amir Khan in Britain, but he is so much better than what he showed that night."

In the U.S., Theophane (30-4-1, 8 KOs), who has also sparred with Yuri Foreman, is best known for an impressive- though disputed- decision victory over Delvin Rodriguez on July 30, 2010, a bout shown on ESPN 2's Friday Night Fights. To bring things full circle, Rodriguez fought Pawel Wolak to a draw in a Fight of the Year candidate on Friday Night Fights this past summer; Wolak bested Foreman last March.

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