By Mike Sinclair, May 21, 2009
Dmitriy Salita knows he is taking a gamble with his world title ambitions when he fights Raul “El Torro” Munoz on Sunday.
Defeat against a 33-year-old veteran who last fought more than two years ago looks unlikely but it would wreck the unbeaten light-welterweight’s dreams after being named as No. 1 challenger to WBA world champion Andreas Kotelnik.
The 27-year-old Ukraine-born, Brooklyn-based Salita is hoping to fight the winner after Kotelnik makes a voluntary defence against British star Amir Khan, the 2004 Olympic silver medallist, at London’s 02 Arena on June 27.