Boxing

Salita weighs up his next move

By Mike Sinclair, November 15, 2013

Dmitriy Salita’s hopes of a second world title shot lie in tatters after he was convincingly beaten by Brooklyn rival Gabriel ‘Tito’ Bracero at the Aviator Sports and Events Centre in New York.

Ukraine-born welterweight Salita hit the canvas in the eighth round on his way to a heavy points defeat which has effectively ended his hopes of lifting the WBO International title.

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I know I can improve and I will, says Ahrens

By Barry Toberman, October 25, 2013

London-based Israeli Danny "Kid" Ahrens continued his winning start to his professional career with a four round points victory over Briton Lewis van Poetsch at a Jewish Care boxing dinner.

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Salita shaping up to win the battle of Brooklyn

By Mike Sinclair, October 10, 2013

Dmitriy Salita aims to take a significant step towards a second world title shot when he takes on Gabriel Bracero on November 9.

The clash features two immigrant Brooklyn-based boxers, who have been beaten only once each, fighting in their home neighbourhood at the Aviator Sports and Events Centre.

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Orthodox teens win world Thai boxing titles for Israel

By Alexandra Krendel, July 19, 2013

Two 18-year-old Orthodox Israelis, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham, have taken world Thai boxing titles.

Ms Block also won first place in her age category in the XIX KickBox World Cup in Hungary, and demonstrated her talent at the 2013 Jerusalem Marathon in the 10K run. She said: “My motto is ‘no pain, no gain.’ I have never wanted to stop.”

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Foreman right on track

By Mike Sinclair, April 12, 2013

Yuri Foreman is happy with the pace of his progress after convincingly outpointing Alabama's Gundrick King in the second fight of his comeback at New York's Roseland Ballroom.

The 32-year-old former WBA world light-middleweight champion has adopted a low key approach to his ring return following a lengthy absence.

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Foreman on the way back

By Mike Sinclair, March 22, 2013

Yuri Foreman will have his second comeback fight at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on April 4.

The 32-year-old former world light-middleweight champion will face Gundrick King, winner of 18 of his 27 fights, over six rounds.

Brooklyn-based Foreman ended a two-year absence from the ring with a convincing six-round points victory over Brendan Baue in New York in January.

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Ahrens claims third pro win

By Barry Toberman, February 7, 2013

Light-middleweight Danny “Kid” Ahrens described his victory over Andrew Patterson in Peterborough as “my best performance to date”.

Although his journeyman opponent was furious when the referee stopped the four-rounder midway through the second, he had taken a battering from the first bell.

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Foreman: It's good to be back

By Mike Sinclair, January 31, 2013

Yuri Foreman ended his near two-year absence from the ring by winning all six rounds as he outpointed Brandon Baue in New York.

Former WBA light-middleweight champion Foreman, 30, proved his fitness following a lengthy spell recuperating from knee surgery.

The Brooklyn-based fighter took the shut-out decision 60-54 on the cards of all three judges as he dominated Baue, from Missouri.

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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.

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Salita to take on Camacho Jr

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

Dmitriy Salita will be looking to close in on a second world title bout when he takes on seasoned campaigner Hector Camacho Jr in New York on February 9.

Speaking ahead of the fight, which will take place at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, Salita said: "I want good, significant fights. Camacho is a talented fighter and I expect for him to come prepared."

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