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April 17, 2019

A Boxing Promoter’s Trickiest Move Is Observing the Sabbath

ATLANTIC CITY — It was 22 ½ hours until the start of the biggest event of Dmitriy Salita’s career as a boxing promoter, the homestretch when he needed to make sure all of the kinks were ironed out: contracts, tickets, paychecks. But he turned his cellphone off, watching the time carefully. In a 15th-floor hotel room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the brightly lit Ferris wheel on Atlantic City’s boardwalk, he bowed his head and flipped through a thick, pocket-size book, whispering to himself and pacing back and forth in prayer. He then sat in a chair with a plate of food and settled in for the next 24 hours, when he essentially would be walled off from any involvement in […]
March 5, 2019

Salita Promotions Signs Highly-ranked Heavyweight Contender Otto Wallin

Salita Promotions Signs Highly-ranked Heavyweight Contender Otto Wallin To Promotional Stable Unbeaten Swedish Heavyweight Ranked No. 5 By IBF & WBA Set To Make U.S. Debut on Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer Undercard Saturday, April 13 in Atlantic City, N.J. Sundsvall, SWEDEN (March 4, 2019) – Salita Promotions has signed undefeated heavyweight contender Otto Wallin of Sweden, as they continue to grow their stable of top fighters. Wallin is 20-0 with 13 knockouts since turning pro in 2013 and beginning his unbeaten run. The 28-year-old will make his U.S. d ebut on Saturday, April 13 on the undercard of the Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer event in Atlantic City, N.J. “I’m delighted to join forces with Salita Promotions,” said Wallin. “I´ve […]
January 19, 2019

Shohjahon Ergashev And Mykal Fox: The New Generation On Friday, February 15 Live On Showtime®

UNDEFEATED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECTS SHOHJAHON ERGASHEV AND MYKAL FOX TO HEADLINE SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® ShoBox Veteran Jesse Hernandez Returns to Face Toughest Test To Date in Thomas Ward Live At 10 p.m. ET/PT From Kansas Star Casino NEW YORK – January 16, 2019 – A 10-round clash between undefeated super lightweight prospects will headline ShoBox: The New Generation when Uzbekistan’s power-puncher Shohjahon Ergashev takes on Mykal Fox Friday, February 15 live on SHOWTIME from Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan. The second of two February editions of the prospect developmental series will feature four fighters with a combined record of 71 wins against just one loss. Undefeated super middleweight prospect Ronald Ellis […]
November 12, 2018

Claressa Shields Putting in Work With John David Jackson

Training Camp Almost Complete; A Confident and On-Weight Claressa Shields Ready for Hannah Rankin DAZN Showdown on November 17 Women’s superstar and two-division world champion Claressa Shields is in Florida with trainer John David Jackson, finishing up preparations for her showdown with Glasgow, Scotland’s Hannahh Rankin on Saturday, November 17, at the Kansas Star Arena and Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. claressa-shields (4)_8 Shields (6-0, 2 KOs) will defend her IBF and WBA World Middleweight Championships, and be looking to add the vacant WBC title, against Rankin (5-2, 1 KO) in the 10-round co-featured bout to Salita Promotions stablemate Jarrell Miller’s heavyweight showdown against Romania’s Bogdan Dinu. Both fights, along with former world champion Brandon Rios taking on Canelo’s brother, Ramon […]
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