Salita gets victory at Barclays

October, 20, 2012
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[+] EnlargeDmitriy Salita and Brandon Hoskins
Alex Trautwig/Getty ImagesDmitriy Salita punches Brandon Hoskins.
Dmitriy Salita of Flatbush shed some rust and scored a unanimous decision, by scores of 59-55, 60-54, 59-55, in a six-rounder at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.

The Orthodox Jewish boxer told NYFightBlog he didn't have a problem making it from his hotel to the arena in time for his bout with Brandon Hoskins, despite adhering to Shabbos rules, but he wasn't able to get warmed up properly, so he used the first couple rounds to get loose.

If the fight went to eight rounds, he thought maybe he'd have taken Hoskins out, he added. Salita, 30, told me he wanted a big fight, maybe a title scrap against Paul Malignaggi next. His record goes to 35-1.
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for TheSweetScience.com.

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