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Salita booked in for Khan title fight

    Dmitriy Salita
    Dmitriy Salita

    Dmitriy Salita will take on WBA light-welterweight Amir Khan in Newcastle on December 5.

    Khan’s first title defence will take place at the Metro Radio Arena against Salita, 27, the WBA mandatory challenger and a highly-credible first defence for 2004 Olympic silver-medallist Khan.

    Promoter Frank Warren said: “For Amir’s first defence this is a very tough fight for him and he’s taking on a fighter that the American media are really building up at the moment.

    “Salita’s got a great record, he’s unbeaten and carries a big punch and of course he will pose a threat to Amir, but Amir's a world-class fighter and has to deal with these challengers.”

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