Salita raring to go again

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2013

Dmitriy Salita believes next month’s fight against Hector Camacho Jr will be the most important of his career.

Beaten by Amir Khan in a WBA Welterweight world title bout in 2009, the Ukrainian-born boxer has been preparing for the contest at the new Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

Salita said: "It's the most important of my fight career and a touchstone which will measure my status as a contender in the very talent rich welterweight and junior middleweight divisions.

"Although I've been a professional for several years, I’m realistically considering this contest as a new beginning of my fight career. I'm very excited and thankful for this opportunity."

Salita believes fans will see a new style when he gets into the ring after sparring with some top-level fighters at the renowned Kronk Gym of Detroit in Michigan.

"From the first day of sparring at the Kronk Gym, I noticed that the style and spirit of the facility and its fighters were very special and unique,” he said. “It’s very much like being in a real fight. The pride and intensity level there has taken my abilities to much greater heights. It has really made me view the sport in a much different way.

"When you train at such a high level of intensity and you’re able to control those sessions in the gym, it really increases your confidence and makes you a much better fighter. It’s been a real honour to train with the great fighters.

Salita has won 37 of his 39 professional fights, including 18 KO’s. He said: “on february 9, I’m confident I will take my next big step towards winning a world championship."

Last updated: 1:15pm, January 24 2013