Khan vs Salita: Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Tickets will go sale on Friday 9th October for Amir Khan's big world title defence against Dmitriy Salita at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Britain's biggest boxing star makes the first defence of his WBA World Light-Welterweight title on Saturday 5th December and it's his first fight in the city. Khan follows boxing's biggest names who have headlined there including Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Naseem Hamed and Nigel Benn. It set to be an explosive encounter between the lightning fast Khan and the big hitting Salita in the main event, plus an action packed undercard to be announced..

Tickets are priced at 30, 40, 50, 85, 125, 200 and 300, and are available from:

Metro Radio Arena
0844 248 5013 (dedicated line)

Sports Corporation
0845 163 0845

See Tickets
0871 220 0260

Khan vs Salita In Newcastle

Amir Khan will make the first defence of his world title against Dmitriy Salita at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday 5th December promoter Frank Warren confirmed today. Khan, who won the WBA light-welterweight belt in July with a punch-perfect performance over Andreas Kotelnik, faces a hard first defence against the new star of American boxing. Salita, the mandatory challenger for Khan's title, was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, when he was nine years old. He is an observant Jew and strictly follows Jewish law so if he fights on a Saturday then it must begin after sundown, the end of the sabbath.

He famously said, "Anyone who wants a good whuppin' from me is just going to have to wait until sundown."

This will be Khan's first fight in Newcastle and Warren has taken his biggest stars to the big-fight city in the past including Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe, Naseem Hamed and Ricky Hatton.

Warren said, "For Amir's first defence this is a very tough fight for him and he's taking on a fighter that the American media are really building up at the moment,"

"Salita's got a great record, he's unbeaten and carries a big punch and of course he will pose a threat to Amir, but Amir's a world class fighter and has to deal with these challengers,"

"I've promoted a lot of shows in Newcastle with all the big names like Naz, Calzaghe, Hatton and Benn and I'm delighted to bring Amir to the city for the first time,"

"The public there are big sports fans and love the big events and it's great to bring them a fight like Khan v Salita."

Press conference and ticket purchase details will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 07.10.2009

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