Dmitriy Salita invited to White House

07.12.04 - President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush have invited unbeaten Brooklyn boxing star Dmitriy Salita to the White House to attend their annual Chanukkah Festival Celebration on Thursday, December 9. Salita, the undefeated junior welterweight, has an unblemished record of 20 straight triumphs, including two straight on New York City cards promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, and now fighting out of the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn after immigrating to the United States with his parents at age nine. Salita is a spiritual young man who practices Orthodox Judaism. Thus, he has been dubbed "Star of David."

After returning home from the White House, Salita will spend this Saturday evening (after sundown) with family and friends watching his November 18th bout against Paul Delgado on DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing which airs for the first time on MSG Network on December 11th at 10 PM. It will be replayed later that night at 2 AM and again on December 31st at 11 PM.

Article posted on 07.12.2004

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