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Monday, January 2, 2023

Dmitriy Salita Elected to New York State Boxing Hall of Fame

Dmitriy Salita will enter the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame with the class of 2023. Born in the Soviet Union on April 4, 1982, Salita immigrated to Brooklyn, New York as a youth. He discovered a love of boxing when he joined the Starrett City Boxing Club at the age of 13.

After impressive amateur success, Salita fought professionally from 2001-2013. As a pro, he amassed a record of 35-2-1 with 18 KOs while challenging Amir Khan for the WBA junior welterweight world title and winning the WBF 140-pound world title. After his fighting career ended, Salita embarked on a new path as a promoter, a position in which he's helping to make boxing history as he guides the career of Claressa Shields.

Last month, Salita reflected on his boxing career and his work as a promoter with The Jewish Boxing Blog.

Salita will join fellow Jewish boxers Benny Leonard, Maxie Rosenbloom, Leach Cross, Al Singer, Al "Bummy" Davis, Sid Terris, Soldier Bartfield, Solly Krieger, Herb Kronowitz,  and Saoul Mamby in the New York State Hall of Fame on April 30, 2023.

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