25.07.07 - Number 3 rated contender in the World Boxing Association (WBA) and unbeaten in 28 fights as a professional Dmitriy Salita is challenging newly-crowned WBA super lightweight champion Gavin Rees:
"I'll fight you anytime, any place or anywhere!´Salita is one of the most popular fighters in America, regularly drawing large crowds and garnering high television ratings. Rees recently upset Souleymane M'Baye to win the WBA crown, he is unbeaten in 27 bouts as a pro.
"I'd love to fight him for the belt in Madison Square Garden, that would make history. I am, however, willing to fulfill my American dream of becoming a world champion in England. I will make all of my fans proud and my critics eat their words," said Salita.