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  • Bill Caplan — Golden boy of boxing publicity

    November 7, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    When Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita takes on Gabriel Bracero in a welterweight match at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 9, Bill Caplan will be ringside. A boxing fan since his age was calculated in single digits, the 78-year-old San Fernando Valley resident...

  • Salita takes N.Y. boxing title

    December 20, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    Orthodox Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita scored a knockout in the third round to take the vacant New York State welterweight title.

    Salita, of Brooklyn, N.Y., defeated James Wayka on Dec. 16 at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. Wayka was brought in as a substitute at the last minute for the ill Mike Anchondo, whom Salita was slated to fight for the International Boxing Association welterweight title.

    The reggae artist Matisyahu rapped as Salita made his way to the ring as the headliner for the nine-fight card.

    Salita raised his record to 32-1-1 with 17 knockouts.

  • Devoutly Jewish fighters hoping titles will silence critics

    September 10, 2009 | 3:39 pm

    Harking back to an era when Jews ruled the ring, two devoutly observant boxers are fighting to make this the best year for Jewish boxing in seven decades.

    Middleweight Yuri Foreman, 29, and welterweight Dmitriy Salita, 27—both undefeated—are poised to battle for world titles this...

  • Films: Documentary captures young Orthodox boxer’s journey

    By Saul Austerlitz

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    The trailer


    The era of Jewish boxers -- tough guys from the ghettos, like Benny Leonard and Barney Ross -- is over. For that matter, the era of boxing itself, once king of all American sports, has passed, as well. In that regard, Dmitriy Salita is doubly a throwback, being both...

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  • The Great Jewish Hope

    By Carin Davis

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Dmitriy Salita doesn't fight on the Sabbath, which gives his competition a much-needed day of rest from this powerful junior welterweight. With a 13-0, 10 KO record, the 5-foot-9, 139-pound fighter who goes by the moniker "The Star of David," is a rising star in the boxing ring.

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