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Jewish pro-boxer Dmitriy Salita wants to leave religion out of it October 22, 2009

Filed under: Featured,Headline,The Orlando Judaism Examiner — rucheli @ 5:28 am
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Britain Boxing Khan SalitaOn December 5th, Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita will go up against the defending world champion for the WBA light-welterweight boxing title. The defender? A devout British Arab named Amir Kahn. But despite their vastly different backgrounds, Salita says he is “just focused on the fight.”

Dmitriy Salita is a 27-year-old naturalized American and a rising star both in and out of the ring. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Salita came to the United States with his family at the age of 9, where he discovered both boxing and religion. He is now a fully observant member of the Chabad religious movement. His life is a balancing act…

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