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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Opponents Named For Salita and Melson

Dmitriy Salita is now scheduled to fight 25-year old Missouri-native Brandon Hoskins at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday. Hoskins is 16-2-1 with 8 KOs. He has lost his two fights in 2012, both to quality undefeated opponents, Keith Thurman and Phil Lo Greco. Hoskins has yet to garner a win against an opponent of note.

Salita (34-1-1, 18 KOs) was scheduled to face Hector Munoz. Hoskins is less experienced than Munoz, but has a similar record of losing when he steps up in competition. Salita believes, "I'm only one or two fights away from a world title fight in my beautiful home borough of Brooklyn." A win over Hoskins, a fight taken on short notice, likely won't clinch that world title challenge, but it would be a step in the right direction.

The Salita-Hoskins bout is marked down for eight rounds at welterweight.

Boyd Melson is also slated to fight on the same card at the Barclay's Center. Jason Thompson (5-6-1, 4 KOs) has been announced as Melson's opponent. Thompson has lost his last three fights, all to undefeated prospects, including Jonathan Gonzalez and Sadam Ali. Thompson, a 31-year old New Yorker, has fought around the welterweight limit throughout his seven year pro career. He hasn't fought since 2010.

Melson (10-1-, 4 KOs), who turns 31 years old today, has won his last two fights since a controversial loss to Delen Parsley in March. Melson has spent his entire career around the junior middleweight limit. The strong southpaw will donate his purse to Justadollarplease.org as always.

The Melson-Thompson contest is scheduled for six rounds in the junior middleweight division.

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