Title fight

By Mike Sinclair, March 5, 2009

Unbeaten light-welterweight Dmitriy Salita, 26 has been installed as No. 1 contender for Andrea Kotelnik’s WBA world title.

The pair were due to meet last year but Kotelnik twice pulled out. He will now have to face Salita or risk being stripped of his title.

While he waits for his title opportunity, Salita will take a warm-up fight against a still-to-be-named opponent at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn on April 2. “I am thrilled to get back in the ring and excited about getting a title shot soon,” he said.


Laura's glad to be back

By Craig Silver, February 12, 2009

Laura Saperstein will make her long-awaited return to a UK ring in March.

Having spent the past nine months training and fighting in Thailand, Saperstein has recently opened her own design business in boxingwear.

She will be back in the ring at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on March 22, where she will fight against a yet-to-be-named opponent, having recently signed up with Miranda Carter, England’s only female boxing promoter.


Points make prizes as Foreman record win 27

By Mike Sinclair, December 18, 2008

Unbeaten light-middleweight Yuri Foreman took another step towards a world title fight with a convincing points victory over James Moore at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

New York-based Foreman, ranked eighth by the WBC, cruised to his 27th successive victory over WBC No. 10 Moore by scores of 99-90, 99-91 and 100-90 on the cards of the three

Putting his North American Boxing Federation belt on the line, Foreman, an aspiring rabbi, consistently beat Moore, who had a big Irish-American following, to the punch for one of the most impressive victories of his career.


GB athletes boosted by major deal

December 10, 2008

Maccabi GB has continued its preparations for next summer’s 18th Maccabiah Games by announcing a new and unprecedented partnership deal with Village Hotels worth in the region of a quarter of a million pounds.

The agreement will see Village Hotels offering complimentary membership of their state-of-the-art fitness clubs to each member of Team GB taking part in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2009.


Salita eyes up Hatton

By Mike Sinclair, December 4, 2008

Dmitriy Salita, the unbeaten light-welterweight who was denied a shot at the WBA world title when champion Andreas Kotelnik pulled out of the fight, has turned his attention to Ricky Hatton.

Having watched Hatton's 11th round stoppage victory over American Paulie Malignaggi, Brooklyn-based Salita fancies his chances against the Manchester "Hitman".

"I want to fight him," said 26-year-old Salita. "I see a lot of mistakes. His defence is not good. He can be hit clean, and he's not too active in the ring.


Big Macc squeezed on funds

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, December 4, 2008

There are fears that next year's Jewish Olympics could be scaled down as a result of the credit crunch.

The latest financial crisis engulfing July's Maccabiah Games revolves around the failure of the organisers to raise sufficient sponsorship funds due to the global recession.


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.


Yuri back in form

By Mike Sinclair, October 23, 2008

Yuri Foreman, the unbeaten Jewish light-middleweight, won all ten rounds on the scorecards of all three judges as he took a landslide points decision over Vinroy Barrett in Atlantic City.

Foreman, ranked in the world top ten by boxing's four main sanctioning bodies the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO, took the decision by scores of 100-90 on all three cards in his first fight for six months.


Roman in ruins

By Barry Toberman, September 4, 2008

A chastened Roman Greenberg is looking to restore his reputation after the first professional defeat of his 28-fight career.

Greenberg was pummelled to a second round stoppage by veteran Cedric Boswell in an IBF North American heavyweight title bout in Atlanta, Georgia, last Friday.

A devastating right put the UK-based Israeli in trouble and the referee stepped in after Boswell, 39, unleashed some ferocious punches.


Salita gets title fight

By Mike Sinclair, August 21, 2008

Dmitriy Salita's dream of fighting for a world title is set to become a reality after he was named as challenger to WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik on November 8.

Team Salita have revealed that the fight has been agreed as support to the showdown between world light-heavyweight supremo Joe Calzaghe and 39-year-old modern-day American legend Roy Jones Jnr at New York's Madison Square Garden.