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22 year old British boxer Amir Khan is looking for a dominating win over Dmitriy Salita on Saturday night at Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena in England. If Khan should prevail this would be his first defence of the WBA light-welterweight title he won from beating the former holder Andreas Kotelnik last July.
Both fighters made weight Friday, Khan weighed in at 139.5 pounds, Salita came in at the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds.
Amir Khan is also a Muslim of Pakistani decent while Dmitriy Salita is a Orthodox Jewish fighter of Ukrainian decent, but both fighters have said they respect each other’s religions and their is no religious tension between either of them.
The 27 year old Salita is an undefeated fighter who will be taking his first real step up in competition, he also abides by religious laws that forbid him to fight before sundown on Saturday.
Khan plans on fighting in the United States of America in the future should he defeat Salita.
Amir’s trainer Freddie Roach, who also trains fighter Manny Pacquiao believes Khan will follow the same road as his Filipino pugilist if he wins on Dec. 5th and be his next star.
Roach will have another tough test lined up immediately after this fight because Manny Pacquiao has signed on to face undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a March 13th date. It will only allow Pacquiao and Roach 7 weeks to devise a plan to figure out the difficult style of Floyd Mayweather.
Amir Khan vs. Dmitriy Salita will show live on Sky Box Office in the U.K.
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