Salita’s big punch date
DMITRIY Salita’s fight against WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan will take place in Newcastle on December 5.
Khan’s first title defence will be held at the Metro Radio Arena against Salita, 27, the WBA mandatory challenger, who said: “I see things in Khan’s style that I can take advantage of, but, obviously, I’m not going to talk about them.”
Promoter Frank Warren said: “For Amir’s first defence this is a very tough fight for him and he’s taking on a fighter that the American media are really building up at the moment.
“Salita’s got a great record, he’s unbeaten and carries a big punch and of course he will pose a threat to Amir, but Amir’s a world-class fighter and has to deal with these challengers.”