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Kotelnik withdraws from Nov. 8 bout at MSG; Salita will fight without title shot

Updated: September 26, 2008, 5:48 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

New York junior welterweight Dmitriy Salita has been tucked away in his training camp in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains preparing for a Nov. 8 title shot against Ukraine's Andreas Kotelnik.

However, that opportunity has been derailed because Kotelnik (30-2-1, 13 KOs) has withdrawn from the fight, claiming he suffered a rib injury during his first title defense against Japan's Norio Kimura on Sept. 13.

Kotelnik-Salita was supposed to serve as the co-featured bout on the Joe Calzaghe-Roy ...

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