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Fightnews.com has learned that former world title challenger Dmitriy “The Star of David” Salita will face Hector Munoz (20-8-1, 13 KOs) on October 20th at the new Barclays Center when world championship boxing returns to Brooklyn, NY. Salita is again looking to put himself in world title contention with a win. “Three of the four world title fights on the show will be at or near my weight. I am excited to be on the show, and I look forward to making a statement in my home town. I intend to give the fans a world class performance,” said Salita.
“I have had many fights in New York as a pro and even fought in Brooklyn, but this will truly be a special and historic event that will forever remain in the hearts and minds of everyone.”
One of the four world title fights featured on the show will be a title defense by WBA world welterweight champion, Brooklyn’s own, Paul “The Magic Man” Malignaggi and in the main event, future Hall of Famer Erik Morales will challenge Danny Garcia for his WBA super world light welterweight and WBC light welterweight belts.
“There are a few fighters on the show that I would love to challenge, with Malignaggi among them,” said Salita. “That is extra motivation for me, as it is just to fight on the same show with these great fighters.”
This will be Salita’s fifth fight, since his try for the world light welterweight title. He is on a four fight winning streak, two by knockout. He was expected to fight for the WBA interim belt earlier in the year but that fight fell though, so Dmitriy returned to the ring August 4th scoring a fourth round TKO over veteran Roberto Venezuela.
Dmitriy set up training camp in Detroit’s famed Kronk Gym and is undergoing a tough training regimen that includes intense sparring sessions, something for which the Kronk Gym is internationally known.