Boxing

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.

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Greenberg’s fighting chance

By Barry Toberman, August 14, 2008

Roman Greenberg will be heading for the big time if wins his IBF North American heavyweight title bout against American Cedric Boswell in Atlanta on August 29.

Maidenhead-based Greenberg has been out of the ring since he stretched his 100 per cent record to 27 victories with a points win over Colin Kenna in London last October.

His absence has been partly due to surgery on a troublesome right hand, which Greenberg said had been successful. "I can really punch with it now."

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Salita to raise curtain

By Mike Sinclair, July 17, 2008

Dmitriy Salita will fight on the undercard of the Joe Calzaghe v Roy Jones Jnr bill at New York’s Madison Square Garden on September 20 after signing a new promotional deal he hopes will take him to a world title.

The 26-year-old unbeaten light-welterweight’s fights will be screened by major American broadcaster HBO after he joined up with Square Ring Inc.

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Gloves come off as Maloney and Saperstein split

By Craig Silver, June 12, 2008

Promoter Frank Maloney has told Laura Saperstein to go back to her job as a lawyer and insisted he should never have got involved with women’s boxing.

Saperstein, 34, drew national attention after giving up her job to turn pro. But after winning her first three fights, two of which were under Maloney, she tired of her association.

The two parted company this week, even though she had signed up for a four-fight deal.

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Salita hungry for Big Apple grudge match

By Mike Sinclair, May 1, 2008

Dmitriy Salita has been offered an all-New York showdown with Edgar Santana on June 21 after his world championship plans suffered a setback.

Ukraine-born Salita has been forced to re-assess his world title campaign after Gavin Rees lost his WBA light-welterweight title to Andreas Kotelnik in Cardiff in March.

Salita’s management had been in talks for a challenge against Rees but the Welshman chose to defend against mandatory challenger Kotelnik instead and lost.

Salita, who left the Ukraine when he was nine, says: “I want the fight with Kotelnik badly.

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Foreman sets sights sky high

By Mike Sinclair, April 24, 2008

Yuri Foreman has been promised a world title fight this year by top American promoter Bob Arum as a result of his convincing points victory over Saul Roman.

The unbeaten Jewish light-welterweight took the decision by scores of 97-93, 98-92, 98-92 in a successful first defence of his North American Boxing Federation title at the Aviator Sports Arena in Brooklyn.

The speed of 27-year-old Belarus-born Foreman, who lives in Brooklyn and was fighting there for the first time in his professional career, proved decisive against his Mexican opponent, who lost for the fifth time in 33 fights.

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Saperstein claims third win

By Craig Silver, April 24, 2008

Laura Saperstein maintained her unbeaten record with a points victory in her third professional fight at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

The former lawyer, 36, was on the front foot throughout against debutant Kristine Shergold of Paignton. She always looked in control of a lacklustre bout, winning three of the four rounds last Friday.

Fighting under promoter Frank Maloney for the second time, the 5ft 5in Australian was frustrated by her opponents’ spoiling tactics.

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