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Great Jewish Hope deserves a championship bout

Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita is undefeated after five years in the game. Where's his title shot? Story

Updated: March 21, 2007, 3:43 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

Four years ago, the whole Jewish thing made perfect sense.

That was when I initially profiled Dmitriy Salita, a 20-year-old Brooklyn welterweight who was looking to break into the boxing mainstream. At the time, Salita was like a lot of other young pugilists attempting to rise through the ranks. He had quick hands, a powerful right cross, oodles of potential and an understandable need for a niche.

So, again, the whole Jewish thing made perfect sense. I still remember the day I first ...

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