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News: Dmitiry Salita, Bell vs. Haskins, Carina Moreno

The excitement is mounting for the upcoming fight on Saturday, November 8, 2008. As Dmitiry Salita getting ready to fight for the IBF Intercontinental Championship on the Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr Championship fight card at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For Tickets, please call (615) 720-7429 (Special for Dmitriy's fans) or at www.ticketmaster.com Tickets are going quickly..

Message from Dmitriy

"I am scheduled to fight against Derrick Campos for the IBF Intercontinental Championship. He is an experienced and tough fighter, and I have geared up my preparations accordingly. I feel strong, confident, rejuvenated, and absolutely ready. I appreciate the support of my fans and look forward to putting on a great show on November 8. I hope to see you at the fight.

I initially hoped to fight Andreas Kotelnik for WBA junior welterweight championship, unfortunately he turned down this fight. The reason is yet to be determined. It is obvious that Kotelnik doesn't want to fight me, and he seems to make up excuses not to take the fight that boxing fans want to see. If, down the road, Andreas sees his "cardiologist " and has a change of heart, I invite him to call Square Ring Promotions and make the fight happen.", Dmitriy

ORTHODOX STANCE DVD release - November 18, 2008

The DVD of ORTHODOX STANCE will be released to the public on November 18th but is now exclusively available to Dmitriy's friends and fans for pre-order at a discounted price! The DVD includes deleted scenes, extended interviews, the theatrical trailer and audio commentary from Director Jason Hutt.

Here's what HBO Boxing's Harold Lederman had to say about the film:

'I just loved 'Orthodox Stance'. It's an absolutely marvelous account of Dmitriy Salita becoming one of the best young Junior Welterweights in the world. Anyone who loves boxing will love this picture, and anyone who is Jewish will cherish it. I sat there loving each scene and praying the movie wouldn't end.'

And Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:

'Dmitry Salita is a hero. Not because of the punches he throws in a fight, but because of the character and convictions he maintains both inside and outside the ring...demonstrating that there are things in life that transcend money, fame, and sports. Orthodox Stance is a highly inspirational and entertaining film that captures both the measure and the momentum of the man.

To order ORTHODOX STANCE, visit: w ww.indiepixfilms.com/orthodoxstance


Explosive Thin Men: Bell vs. Haskins For British Title

Frank Maloney Promotions returns to the north of England on Friday, November 7 when Andy Bell puts his British super flyweight championship at risk against veteran southpaw Lee Haskins at the Robin Park Centre in the Manchester suburb of Wigan.

23 year old Nottingham man Bell clawed his way to the forefront of the UK super flyweight division by overcoming Chris Edwards in a thrilling slugfest that shattered the gritty Stoke grafter's hold on the British title this past March.

To keep hold of his prized possession and seven fight win streak, Bell, 11-3 (3), must hold off cagey left hander Lee Haskins as the Bristol based blazer has vowed to return to the lighter weight ranks and recapture the glory of his reign as Commonwealth flyweight champion.

Haskins, 17-2 (9), has never lost a fight waged below the bantamweight division and the 24 year old's hands down, punches from all angles style should produce a fiery display when pitted against the high volume attack of Bell.

Chief support at Robin Park Centre is provided by the first title defense of English super bantam titlist Mark Moran, 10-0-1 (3), of Liverpool who faces the challenge of former European, British and Commonwealth champion Esham Pickering, 33-7 (13), of Newark.

Manchester welterweight Mark Thompson, 17-1 (10), meets hardened Scotsman Andrew Ferrans, 24-8-2 (8), of New Cummock in an eight rounder while the Harrow flash, Akaash Bhatia, 12-0 (3), steps up against former English super bantam titlist Marc Callaghan, 19-14-1 (4), of Barking over the same distance at featherweight.

A trio of six rounders are also on the bill as light middle stylist Thomas McDonagh, 32-1-3 (6), of Manchester swaps punches with Lincoln based multi-weight scrapper Michael Monaghan, 17-23 (2), St. Helens middleweight Martin Murray, 9-0 (3), takes on Liverpool slugger Graham Delehedy, 9-4-1 (7), while another scouser, super middle Tony Quigley, 11-1 (4), of Liverpool trades leather with towering Welshman Nathan King, 12-11 (1), of Mountain Ash.

In four round action, cruiserweight John Lewis Dickinson of Newcastle meets seasoned centurion Paul Bonson of Featherstone while Manchester lightweight Karl Place and Liverpool bantamweight Paul Edwards are also scheduled to appear in separate bouts.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents "The Explosive Thin Men", featuring Andy Bell vs. Lee Haskins for the Super Flyweight Championship of Britain, supported by full undercard, at Robin Park Centre in Wigan, England on Friday, November 7, 2008.

Tickets are priced at £70 and £30 and are available by logging onto www.frankmaloney.com or by calling the Box Office at 0871 226 1508.

Sky Sports will televise the action live on SS1 starting at 9:30pm.


Carina "La Reina" Moreno retains her WBC and WIBA strawweight titles with a TKO victory over a game Judi Esquibel at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore Ca.

In the opening round, Esquibel used her lateral movement to escape the pressure of Moreno. Making adjustments, Moreno came into the second round with a game plan that saw her throw more overhand rights. But it was a powerful straight right hand that landed flush on the nose of Esquibel that changed the fight for good. Esquibel would end the round with blood oozing from her nostrils.

For the rest of the bout, Moreno would land combinations with pin point accuracy, with the overhand right being the most effective. The referee would halt the action in the middle of the rounds as blood continued to pour out the nose of Esquibel. At 1:36 of the ninth round, the referee put an end to the thumping Esquibel (5-3-1, 2 KO's) was taking as Moreno won her twelfth fight in a row improving to (20-1, 6 KO's). Moreno went on to say, "I came into this fight knowing that Esquibel was going to be in the best shape of her life. I too was in great shape and it paid off. After the first round, my corner told me to let my hands go. Once I saw the blood coming from her nose, I knew she was in trouble. I just kept applying pressure making it hard for her to breath. She showed a lot of heart making it to the ninth round. I give her a lot of credit, she's a tough fighter."

With the win, the 4-time world champion Moreno, will step up to light flyweight and defend her titles against the best fighters in that division. This championship fight was presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Tachi Palace Casino.

Don Juan Futrell vs Hector Alatorre

Don Juan Futrell recaptures the WBC USNBC light welterweight title with a unanimous victory over Hector Alatorre. Futrell's hand speed was the difference as he landed the cleaner more crisp punches. Throughout the fight, Futrell controlled the action with a stiff jab from the south-paw stance. Alatorre couldn't get into a grove as Futrell kept the fight in the middle of the ring. Score cards read 77-75 twice and 79-73 on the other. Futrell improves to (22-3-2, 10 KO's) as Alatorre record stands at (15-6, 5 KO's).

Article posted on 23.10.2008



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