Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David promotions is nourishing boxing from the roots. It was the neighborhood fight clubs that served as boxing’s incubator back in the mid 1900’s –Broadway Arena, Coney Island Velodrome, MacArthur Stadium, the Brooklyn Elks Lodge, Eastern Parkway Arena, Fort Hamilton Arena, Prospect Hall and Ridgewood Grove–Brooklyn’s own testing grounds where great fighters emerged, learning their trade from the 4 rounders to main event stardom. All a thing of the past and a major reason why American prizefighters are watching the rest of the world take over the sport.
Salita’s series of shows from the Millenium Theater (newly named the Master Theater) in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn is re-establishing the tradition and values of the neighborhood fight club and developing a new crop of young fighters as well as showcasing those who have already reached the “stardom” level.
Dmitriy Salita, former North American Boxing Association Light-Welterweight Champion and International Boxing Federation International Light-Welterweight Champion, losing only 2 of 38 professional fights, realizes that for a sport to flourish–much like a great tree – you must start at the roots to produce a great crop.
The featured main bouts will showcase undefeated cruiserweight Junior Wright, 11-0-1 with 9 KO’s and in a co-feature main attraction, female boxing sensation Amanda Serrano, 21-1-1 with 16 KO’s will be looking to move ahead to a possible title shot.
Also on the card, looking to climb that ladder to stardom are Light-welterweight Gary Beriguette, 5-0, 3 KO’s, Lightweight Dimash Niyazov, 6-0-2, 4 KO’s, Middleweight Akil Auguste, 4-1, 4 KO’s going against Godson Noel 3-0, 2 KO’s, Middleweight Pete Reyes, 4-0, 2 KO’s and debuting Light Middleweight Peter Dobson.