Chisora should be suspended, says Waterman

By Danny Caro, February 23, 2012

Robert Waterman believes that Dereck Chisora should be banned following his brawl with David Haye in Munich.

Waterman, the UK's leading Jewish boxing promoter, pointed the finger of blame at Haye, whom he once promoted, following the altercation that followed Chisora's defeat in the world title bout against Vitali Klitschko.


When a Cohen was the world champion boxer

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2012

Growing up in Algeria in the 1930s, Robert Cohen was teased for his diminutive stature and labelled "Gambuch" – short legs.

Little could he, or the playground bullies, have known that those jibes would inspire him to take the first steps in a boxing career that would lead the 5ft 2in tall, religious Jewish boy to become a champion.

At the age of 23, in front of a crowd of 70,000 which incl


Salita does the business

April 28, 2011

Dmitriy Salita recorded his third victory in eight months after outpointing Ronnie Warrior Jr at New York's Oceana Ballroom.

The Brooklyn-based welterweight impressed the judges in the eight-round contest in front of a packed house on his self-promoted show.

Salita suffered a cut eye, the result of a clash of heads, but he worked behind an excellent jab to earn his 33rd victory.


Out to punch for northern youth

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2011

A white collar boxing night in Leeds packed a financial punch with £42,000 raised for youth facilities at the Zone centre and Manchester Maccabi. The Leeds v Manchester showdown at Leeds United's Elland Road ground ended in a 4-1 victory for the hosts' Jewish boxers. However, the visiting fighters did not lack backing, with 150 people among the 500 crowd having travelled across the Pennines.


Finer wins

January 27, 2011

Israel's Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer successfully defended her Women's International Boxing Federation bantamweight title in France.

Shmoulefeld Finer, 26, from Tel Aviv took a split decision over Nadege Szikora at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in Hauts-de-Seine.

After 10 closely contested rounds, two of the judges scored the fight 96-94 to Finer with the third favouring her opponent 96-95.

Finer's victory stretched her record to 22 wins, seven defeats and three draws from 32 fights since turning professional in 2002 at the age of 17.


Tough draw

By David Gold, January 6, 2011

Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv have been paired with Union Olimpija Ljubljana, Regal Barcelona and Lottomatica Roma in the draw for the top 16 of the Euroleague.

Barcelona, the reigning champions and hosts of this season's final, will pose the toughest test for the Israelis.

Maccabi coach David Blatt said: "Barcelona is the favourite to win the Euroleague. There is no end to their talent. To draw them from the third level is not the best thing, but on the other hand, now we can't meet them in the playoffs. It will be a very competitive group."


Salita wins New York title

By Danny Caro, December 20, 2010

Dmitriy Salita floored late substitute James Wayka five times on his way to a third round knockout victory at New York's Roseland Ballroom.

Salita's body punching proved too much for the outclassed Wayka who was down twice in the second round and three more times in the third before referee David Fields waved the fight off.

The fight was billed for the vacant New York State title after Wayka, loser of 10 of his 27 fights, stepped in at short notice when Mike Anchondo, who was due to meet Salita for the vacant IBA welterweight title, withdrew through illness.


New opponent for Salita

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Dmitriy Salita has a new opponent for this week's fight at New York's Roseland Ballroom after Mike Anchondo withdrew from their IBA welterweight title clash through illness.

Veteran James Wayka, a 32-year-old from Minnesota, has an unremarkable record of 16 wins from 26 fights and the status of the fight has not yet been resolved.

It was originally scheduled for eight rounds but the Salita camp are hoping the IBA will upgrade it to championship status so the he can still contest the organisation's vacant 147lb title.


Salita muscles in for world title challenge

By Mike Sinclair, December 9, 2010

Dmitriy Salita is confident he will become a world champion after exploiting the confused, multi-organisational state of professional boxing to manufacture a second opportunity in New York next week.

Having failed to win the highly-regarded WBA light-welterweight when he was demolished in 76 seconds by Amir Khan in Newcastle a year ago, Salita has lowered his sights.


Kedem test

By Mike Sinclair, November 18, 2010

Eilon Kedem, 26, has been handed the chance to return to winning ways on the undercard of Dmitriy Salita's world title fight.

Kedem, an Israeli super-bantamweight from Herzliya, suffered his fourth defeat in 19 professional fights when he lost a majority points decision to Guyana's Elton Dharry at New York's Roseland Ballroom in April.

But Salita, who meets Mike Anchondo for the vacant IBA welterweight title at the same venue, has offered Kedem, who learned to box in the Israeli Army, the chance of redemption against an opponent to be named.