On February 9th, in his adopted hometown of Brooklyn, New York, Dmitriy Salita (35-1-1, 18 KOs) will battle Hector Camacho Jr. at the Barclays Center as part of a special Showtime televised event.
While most fight are dubbing this singular event as a “crossroads” match for the underrated technician, the Ukrainian born boxer views this opening as the dawning of a new era in his fight career.
“Every fight that isn’t a championship opportunity is a crossroads match,” explains the 30 year old. “With every victory, a fighter moves one step closer to the ultimate goal of winning a world title. With every loss, a boxer slips further away from realizing his dream of becoming a champion.”
“I’m viewing my upcoming bout on February 9th as the most important of my fight career and a touchstone which will measure my status as a contender in the very talented Welterweight and Junior Middleweight divisions.”
“Although I’ve been a professional for several years, I’m realistically considering this contest as a new beginning to my fight career. I’m very excited and thankful for this opportunity.”
One of the many reasons for his abundant sense of optimism has been his training regimen at the Kronk Gym of Detroit, Michigan.
“From the first day of sparring at the Kronk Gym, I noticed that the style and spirit of the facility and its fighters were very special and unique. It’s very much like being in a real fight. The pride and intensity level there has taken my abilities to much greater heights. It has really made me view the sport in a much different way,.” added Salita.
“When you train at such a high level of intensity and you’re able to control those sessions in the gym, it really increases your confidence and makes you a much better fighter. It’s been a real honor to train with the great fighters at the Kronk Gym.”
Dmitriy will be heading into his February 9th contest under the tutelage and mentoring of one of the more underrated trainers in boxing, Javan “Sugar” Hill. Salta insists the astute nephew of legendary boxing icon Emanuel Steward is one of the best kept secrets of the sport.
“Most boxing insiders are aware of this, but many casual fight fans don’t realize how truly talented ‘Sugar’ Hill is as a trainer. He learned everything from the great Emanuel Steward and has embodied the heart and soul of the Kronk Gym.”
“I’ve been in boxing for a very long time and have had the privilege of working with a lot of great trainers, and to me, Sugar Hill is the best trainer in boxing. Within the next few years, Sugar will be recognized as one of the top trainers of the sport.”
With a renewed sense of vigor for the sweet science, Dmitriy Salita truly believes he is now entering the “prime” of his professional boxing career and intends to put forth his finest effort to date when he faces Hector Camacho Jr.
“My fight with Camacho is going to be a very special event,” explained Salta. “This is going to be the first ‘NYC battle of the boroughs’ at the Barclays Center. Camacho is going to have all of his supporters from the Bronx attending the fight, and I am truly blessed with the amount of encouragement that I receive from my friends in Brooklyn.”
“My opponent has been through a lot recently and my heart really goes out to him and his family for their recent loss. But this is the fight game and there has to be a victor on February 9th. Even though I have been a prizefighter for a very long time, I haven’t been a part of many big events like this. I have waited a long time for this opportunity and I fully intend to make the most of it.”
“On Saturday, February 9th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, I will take the next big step towards winning a world championship.”
January 23, 2013