Thursday, February 21, 2013
Camacho-Salita 'no mas'
By Dan Rafael
When junior welterweight titlist Danny Garcia suffered a rib injury and had to postpone his Feb. 9 defense against former titlist Zab Judah until April 27 (Showtime) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer said the entire card would simply move to the new date.
That meant middleweight titlist Peter Quillin’s first defense against Fernando Guerrero along with the rest of the undercard bouts, including the junior middleweight fight between Brooklyn’s Dmitriy Salita (35-1-1, 18 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Hector Camacho Jr. (54-5-1, 29 KOs), whose late father was a legend in Spanish Harlem.
However, Schaefer told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Salita-Camacho fight is off and would not be rescheduled.
“Camacho is not going to fight,” Schaefer said. “The card was postponed and then Camacho said he is moving on.”
Camacho, however, said he did not pull out of the fight and Salita said he still wanted the fight also.
“I was told by the promoter that Salita didn’t want to fight me,” Camacho said. “I still want this fight. I was told that Salita didn't want to fight me anymore. I didn't pull out. I'm in Puerto Rico training now if he wants it. All Schaefer has to do is call my manager and we're ready. We were told fight was off. Never said we were moving on.”
Salita said he absolutely did not pull out of the fight, saying it was “news to me.”
“I never told anyone at Golden Boy anything resembling that,” Salita said. “Come get it April 27th, Junior. I have been back from camp and staying in shape in New York before heading out soon to prepare for April (in Detroit).”