In the last few years the New York City boxing scene has gone through a renaissance of sorts. With the opening of Barclay Center and the return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn, New York has once again become a buzzing boxing town. From world championship fights to club shows there is a lot of boxing in the big city these days.
Former world title challenger, Dmitry Salita formed a promotional company in 2010 with the vision of putting on great fights & signing top notch talent.
Salita wanted the company to be a microcosm of what he beloved New York City was all about and that is diversity.
Besides fighters from the United States, Salita’s shows have featured fighters from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Poland and the former Soviet Block countries just to name a few.
Salita, who is a immigrant from Ukraine has used his connections to recruit fighters from all over what was the former Soviet Union. Because of the many countries represented on Salita’s cards, he has packed houses from the many New York City neighborhoods where those ethnic backgrounds are densely populated.
Another one of the staples of a Salita card is matching up fighters from the different boroughs of the city against each other. This creates tremendous excitement and electricity in the stands.
Salita has developed and featured local favorites such as undefeated American Heavyweight sensation Jarrell Miller, Junior Middleweight Steve Martinez.Lightweight Dimash Niyazov, Russian Cruserweight Alezey Zubov just to name a few.
Salitas “Brooklyn Brawl” series has produced some of the best local fights in recent times. Late in 2013, Niyazov and Raphael Luna fought a toe to toe war, which was hailed by many as one of the best fights in New York City in recent memory. Later in the year a fight for the WBC International belt saw two undefeated fighters Junior Wright and Steve Bujaj engage in a toe to toe war. A fight most boxing fans are calling a fight of the year candidate
Because of the high quality of the fights, one of the largest sports networks, MSG decided to air the fight on a tape delayed basis.
With the fight being televised, it provided a service to not only New York fight fans but the fighters themselves as they received extra exposure and it has proved for motivation that future events would be carried by the network.
With major fights being staged at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, Star of David Promotions may in fact offer up the best in-ring action.