Don’t write me off yet, says Dmitriy

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY MIKE SIN­CLAIR

BOX­ING Dmitriy Salita is con­sid­er­ing fight­ing again de­spite turn­ing down a lucrative of­fer to step back into the ring this week­end.

The 32-year-old wel­ter­weight has been con­tem­plat­ing his fight­ing future since his hopes of se­cur­ing a sec­ond world ti­tle chal­lenge were wrecked when he suf­fered a points de­feat against Gabriel Bracero last Novem­ber.

Salita, who has been con­cen­trat­ing on his bur­geon­ing ca­reer as a pro­moter, turned down an of­fer to fight An­dre Ber­ton.

“I’m happy to get the of­fer but I don’t take fights on short no­tice,” he said.

“I thought about it and I felt good about it but I can’t take a fight on two weeks no­tice against some­one who’s been train­ing six months. But if some­thing in­ter­est­ing comes along, I would con­sider it.”

Salita is now fo­cus­ing on his Star of David Pro­mo­tions com­pany’s next Brook­lyn Brawl show — which fea­tures his first women’s bout when WBO light­weight cham­pion Amanda Ser­rano takes on Jackie Triv­ilino.

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