Andy Ruiz to Fight at ” Detroit Brawl”

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26-year-old Ruiz, from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, is a former amateur standout, now undefeated at 27-0, 18 KOs as a professional and rated WBO #5, IBF #5, and WBC #7 at heavyweight. Ruiz is the current NABF heavyweight champion and has already made four successful defenses. Before that, he held the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship and made an additional three successful defenses before relinquishing.

In his last in-ring appearance, Ruiz stopped former world title challenger Ray Austin in the fourth round on May 14 in Studio City, California.

“I cannot wait to get back into the ring,” said Ruiz. “I’ve got some thunder coming with me to Detroit.”

“I am very excited about bringing another sensational show to Detroit that will feature local talent as well as some of the best fighters from around the country and the world,” said Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions. “I have a vision of helping Detroit become known as America’s Greatest Comeback City and the East Coast hub of professional boxing. With each show, we are showcasing great fighters and building a fan base locally and around the world.”

Giving the “Detroit Brawl” crowd its usual international flavor will be red-hot welterweight KO artist Bakhtiyer Eubov (10-0, 10 KOs) of Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan making a very special six-round appearance, along with welterweights Giorgi Gelashvili (4-0, 2 KOs) Brooklyn via Georgia and Serdar Hadurbadyev (2-0, 2 KOs) of Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan in other six-round bouts.

Making his long-awaited four-round pro debut that night will be “Southpaw Prince” Gheith Karim, a three-time national amateur champion from Dearborn, Michigan. A product of the Kronk Gym, Karim was being touted as a future star by legendary Kronk founder Emanuel Steward since the age of 11. He will compete as a junior middleweight.

Also scheduled for action that night are crowd-favorite Detroit prospects including cruiserweight Demetrius Banks (7-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder; middleweight Dorell Van Horn Jr (9-0, 6 KOs) in a six-rounder; as well as Detroit bantamweight Jarico O’Quinn (1-0, 1 KO); super bantamweight Zach Shamoun (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Bloomfield Hills Michigan; and cruiserweight Clarence Dubose (3-0, 3 KOs) of Eastpointe, Michigan, in separate four-rounders.

Dmitriy Salita Publishes Children’s Book “B Is For Boxing”


Promoter, fighter…and now Dmitriy Salita can add “author” to his resume.

“B Is For Boxing,” an illustrated children’s book which will help kids learn their A-B-Cs, is now in better bookstores everywhere.

Authored by ex world title challenger Dmitriy Salita, along with Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan and Michael Salita, Dmitriy’s brother, this book is an “outside the box” effort to get little ones on the road to mastering language basics.

“I have been boxing since I am 13 years old at Starrett City boxing club in Brooklyn,” Dmitriy Salita explains. “I love boxing and the many lessons it can teach. As a father I feel a responsibility to
present the educational aspects of the sport that I love in an interactive educational way. My brother and I came up with this idea and have worked on combining the alphabet with meaningful boxing terminology and historical events that is appealing and educational to both kids and adults!”

“A is for arena,” pint-sized learners are told, and the illustrations, by Elena Stekacheva, help budding readers cement the alphabet in their brains.

None other than former heavyweight champion George Foreman says this book is a knockout of a effort. “‘B Is For Boxing” is an interesting book and a fun way to interact with children,” says the ex pugilist who has ten children and 14 grand-children, “teaching them the alphabet and how to read.”

F is for “Big George Foreman,” and tiny learners will enjoy the illustration of the massive ex pugilist and the splashy colors which help retain their focus.

Here is information to order the book, a champion selection to start your child on the road to being superstar in the arena of language.

Dmitriy Salita Inks Bantamweight Nikolay Potapov

Brooklyn (September 16, 2015)–The impressive roster belonging to promoter Dmitriy Salita continues to expand, and impress industry watchers with the quality of athletes under the Salita banner.

Salita, the Brooklyn-based boxing promoter building a reputation as the top promoter under age 40 in the game today, is proud to announce the signing of Nikolay Potapov, a 13-0 (6 KOs) bantamweight.

The 25-year-old Russian hitter is rated No. 11 among bantamweights by Boxrec, and No. 14 in the WBO, mightily impressive for a boxer with so few professional outings.

“I am co-promoting Potapov with Russian promoter Pavel Povlov, who is president of the promotional company Podolsk Fighting League,” Salita said. “Nikolay is excited to fight in the United States, and prove he is the best in the world! With bantamweights again making noise, he wants to throw himself in the mix and is confident he will beat Jamie McDonnell, Tomoki Kameda, Randy Caballero and Lee Haskins.. all the top challengers and champions in the division!”

In his last fight Potapov beat Jason Canoy, who is rated No. 14 in the WBC and No. 12 in the IBF.

Nikolay Potapov had over 180 amateur fights and won numerous national and international tournaments, said Salita, coming off his successful “Brooklyn Brawl” card held at Coney Island, which ran on ESPN3.

Potapov is on the fast track; he has already fought four ten rounders and one twelve rounder.

Fight fans can expect to see a boxer who likes to advance, likes to be busy, places his punches smartly, throws combinations with bad intentions…all in all, he’s a rock-solid contender.

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