Dmitriy Salita to headline Broadway Boxing


Dmitriy Salita to headline Broadway Boxing

From press release

Unbeaten junior welterweight Dmitriy Salita (19-0, 11 KO's), fresh off  his victorious New York debut on his home turf in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, hits the bright lights of Broadway on Thursday night, November 18, when he headlines Broadway Boxing presented by Mohegan Sun at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.  DiBella Entertainment will be presenting the seventh installment of the popular series featuring New York City fighters.

Salita, a native of Odessa, Ukraine, will square off against Paul Delgado (12-4-1, 2 KO's) of Atlanta, Georgia, in the main event. The announcement was made by DBE today at Le Marais, a restaurant located at 150 West 46th Street.

In his last bout on September 14, fighting before a raucous, capacity home crowd at the Atlantic Oceana in Brighton Beach, Salita scored a unanimous decision over Ruben Galvan on DiBella Entertainment's "Home Cooking" main event, extending his professional unbeaten string to 19.

The undercard features an outstanding group of New York City fighters. Jeffrey Resto (17-2, 11 KO's) of the Bronx, NY will appear in an eight-round junior welterweight contest; unbeaten Ehinomen "Hino" Ehikhamenor (8-0, 5 KO's) of Queens by way of Nigeria is slated for a six-round cruiserweight tilt; Bridgeport's Jaidon Codrington (4-0, 4 KO's), now fighting out of Queens, will see action in a super middleweight six-rounder; spectacular Curtis Stevens (2-0, 2  KO's) of Brooklyn fights in a four-round light heavyweight bout; and super middleweight Kevin Cruz (2-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn will see action in a four-round bout.

The Broadway Boxing cards originate from venues in the five boroughs, the greater New York Metropolitan Tri-State area, and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mohegan Sun is the series site sponsor. Turner Construction, HBO Sports, and Gallagher's Steak House are also sponsors. The card will be broadcast at a later date on HDNet, Madison Square Garden Network, Fox Sports Net New England, Empire Sports Net and Comcast Sportnet Chicago. The doors open at 6:00 PM, and the first fight is at 7:00 PM. Tickets are priced at $75, $50, and $35 with special VIP floor tickets also available, call DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577 to order.


Salita Quotables:

On his best assets as a fighter: "I take every fight seriously, and also can adjust in the ring during a fight."

An Orthodox Jew, Salita said: "Religion makes you disciplined, and a disciplined fighter is a better fighter."

"My last two fights were very tough against opponents with reputations for not being stopped. Going the extra rounds served me well."