Boxing

September 29, 2017

Salita Promotions Signs Elite Russian Female Elena Gradinar to Co-Promotional Contract

The female fighting stable of promoter Dmitriy Salita has grown again, as Salita proudly announces the signing of Russian featherweight Elena Gradinar to a co-promotional contract (along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group). The undefeated 27-year-old Gradinar (6-0, 1 KO) as a professional boxer, went 73-8 as an amateur, winning numerous national and international amateur tournaments. A resident of Saint Petersburg, Russia, Gradinar has attained the designation of Sport Master of Russia. As an amateur, she notched victories over current World Amateur Bantamweight Champion Dina Zheloman of Kazakhstan, current European and Russian Amateur Super Lightweight Champion Alexandra Ordina, current Russian Featherweight Champion and Bronze medalist of Europe, Natalia Samokhina, as well as two victories over former Russian Featherweight Champion Ekaterina […]
September 27, 2017

Sports Illustrated – Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields #6

While all pro athletes are committed to staying in shape, some are more dedicated than others. Athletes were assessed on many factors, including physical benchmarks such as strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility and power, and performances in the last 12 months. SI searched gyms, fields, courts, tracks and trails around the world to find the best-conditioned athletes across all sports. Count down to see who is the fittest female athlete in the world right now. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)   Sports Illustrated “GWOAT”—that’s the word that 22-year-old, two-time Olympic gold medalist Shields used to describe herself after scoring a decisive TKO over Germany’s Nikki Alder, giving her the Women’s WBC and IBF Super Middleweight world titles. It’s hard to […]
September 27, 2017

Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields Making Rapid Rise After Success at Olympics

Many people already know of Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, and many more will in the weeks and months to come. Just over a month ago, Shields, 22, a professional boxer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, became the Unified Super Middleweight World Champion in just the fourth professional fight of her career. And despite the air of humble confidence that she exudes, not even she saw herself achieving that title so quickly. “Being a world champion,” Shields described, “I maybe thought in the years to come, you know? Maybe, like, when I’m 26, 28…I always see myself being a champion though,” her trademark humility always hand-in-hand with her unwavering self-belief. Eleven years after that same self-belief allowed her to flourish as a […]
September 13, 2017

Salita Signs Russia’s Heavily Decorated Former Amateur World Champion Elena Savelyeva

Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions is proud to announce the signing of one of the most decorated female amateur boxers in the world, Russia’s Elena Savelyeva, to a co-promotional contract, along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group. Savelyeva, now 1-0 as a professional boxer, went 134-15-1 as an amateur, winning the world, European (2X) and Russian (6X) championships during her illustrious career. She represented her homeland in the 2012 Summer Olympics and competed in the first-ever women’s Olympic boxing match in history. Turning her sights on professional boxing, she is now looking to win a world title in the pros and looking to settle the score with her amateur arch rival Nicole Adams. “My goal is to become a world […]
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