Salita title

By Mike Sinclair, November 13, 2008

Dmitriy Salita was taken the distance for the first time as he achieved his 29th successive victory on the undercard of the big Joe Calzaghe-Roy Jones Jnr bill at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The 27-year-old unbeaten light-welterweight took a unanimous points decision over Derrick Campos after 12 rounds to capture the vacant IBF Inter-Continental 10st title.

The three judges scored the fight 120-108, 117-111 and 115-113 in favour of Brooklyn-based Salita, who was originally due to challenge Andreas Kotelnik for the WBA world title before the champion - born in Belarus, like Salita - withdrew from the fight.

Last updated: 11:49am, March 4 2009