Dmitry Salita, Orthodox Fighter, Returns to Ring for One Last Shot at Title

Inspirational 'Star of David' Fights in Brooklyn

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By Raphael Gellar

Published November 07, 2013.
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What do you hope to accomplish from this fight?

Gabriel is a world ranked fighter who is well known in the boxing world. I expect that a victory will put me a step closer to challenge for another world title. I am training hard and look forward to November 9th.

Why did you start your own promotion company?

I started my company in 2010. We promoted some of my fights as well as other well-known world class fighters’, world champions and contenders. I value the relationship that I have with the boxing community the boxers and trainers. I think there is a lot of potential and I am working hard to materialize it. We are working on boxing shows for the next few months. I enjoy the process and am excited about the possibilities

How is the training going for the fight?

Training is going very well! I have spent the last few weeks in Florida sharing camp with current light heavyweight champion, Adonis Stevenson and Anthony Dirrel. It’s a great atmosphere! I am working really hard and I look forward to coming home and putting on a show November 9th.

How do you manage to balance the time between religion and work?

Both religion and my work have found a way to function side by side. My goal of religious life is to incorporate it into my business and every day activities, that’s what I have been taught and I strongly believe that message. I train in Boca Raton, and the Jewish community here has been very warm and welcoming.

Do you ever plan on living in Israel with your family?

I love Israel! My wife is actually an Israeli citizen. I hope that one day, we can work towards that opportunity.


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