Salita gets ti­tle shot

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY MIKE SIN­CLAIR

DMITRY Salita will get his long-awaited world ti­tle shot against Amir Khan if Bri­tain’s WBA light-wel­ter­weight cham­pion gets his way.

Khan’s pro­moter Frank War­ren has been in talks with Salita’s man­age­ment team about a De­cem­ber fight in Bri­tain and the Bolton fighter said: “I’d like to fight him. He’s the num­ber one con­tender and I think he’s the ideal fight for me at this mo­ment in time.”

Khan will be mak­ing the first de­fence of the ti­tle he won from the Ukraine’s An­dreas Kotel­nik, who twice pulled out of agreed de­fences against 27-year-old Salita, once through in­jury and once be­cause he as not happy with the fi­nan­cial terms.

The new cham­pion, ea­ger to raise his pro­file in the USA, sees a win over the un­beaten Brook­lyn-based, Be­larus­born Salita, who has been based in the States for his en­tire 30-fight pro­fes­sional ca­reer, as a route to achiev­ing that aim.

“If they re­ally want the fight - and I’m giv­ing Salita a chance to fight for my ti­tle - I think he should grab that with both hands. He might never get that chance again and I think it will be a big fight,” added the 22-year-old cham­pion.

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