Dmitriy Salita Makes Hall of Fame



Dmitriy Salita Makes Hall of Fame

Dmitriy Salita is to be welcomed as a member of the Class of 2024 into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association Hall of Fame.

That org is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the role Jewish men and women have played, and continue to play, in the world of sports, according to organizers.

Dmitriy Salita is a boxing promoter

The next Salita card

JSHA will honor Dmitriy Salita and the rest of this year’s induction class, which includes ex HBO boxing boss Ross Greenburg, at their Sixth Annual Induction Ceremony on Sunday, April 7, at Temple Israel in Lawrence, N.Y.

“I’m very grateful for this incredible honor,” said the 41 year old Dmitriy Salita in a release.

“I started boxing shortly after we immigrated from the Soviet Union (current Ukraine) at Starret City Boxing Club. Through boxing I was able to work towards my American Dream and am grateful that those achievements are now recognized years later. I look forward to an exciting Sunday morning on April 7.”

“The Jewish Sports Heritage Association is proud to be inducting Dmitriy – he helps dispel the myth that Jews are just a people of the book and not the left hook.

“In today’s world where there is so much antisemitism, Dmitriy is a great role model to help fight antisemitism,” said Alan Freedman, Director of the Jewish Sports Heritage Association in the release.

About Dmitriy Salita: Salita’s boxing journey began with a stellar amateur career that saw him win the U.S. U-19 Nationals and the Golden Gloves, earning the Sugar Ray Robinson as outstanding boxer in the tournament.

Claressa Shields is a top Salita fighter

Salita made the decision not to box on the Sabbath, which fell on the day of the finals of the U.S. U-19 tournament that he would go on to win when U.S.A. boxing changed the fight time to allow him to compete.

Dmitriy Salita Pro in 2001

He turned professional in 2001 and amassed an impressive record of 35-2-1, with 18 KOs while proving a popular draw in New York.

The Ukraine-born Brooklynite challenged for the WBA World Super Lightweight Championship in 2009 and won the NABA light welterweight, IBF International Super Lightweight, WBA Intercontinental Title, New York State Welterweight Title and WBF World Super Lightweight Championships before retiring in 2013.

Last year, Dmitriy Salita was inducted into the New York Boxing Hall of Fame.

As a promoter, Dmitriy Salita has swiftly built his Salita Promotions company into a premier name in the sport of boxing.

Seversl of his fighters won championships on nationally televised showcases, led by women’s fighting superstar Claressa Shields, with whom Salita has helped guide women’s boxing back to mainstream popularity.

Most recently, Dmitriy Salita has created and runs the popular “Big Time Boxing USA” series of events, nationally televised on DAZN, and featuring several of his adopted State of Michigan’s best prospects and contenders.

The next Big Time Boxing USA event will held on Thursday, March 28 at Wayne State Fieldhouse in Downtown Detroit and streamed live on DAZN.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.