The Great Heimishe Hope

JPost reports,

Dmitriy Salita defies the imagination. When his name is mentioned, most people are inclined to think about the Orthodox Jewish beliefs of the Russian immigrant from Brooklyn who has made it big as a junior welterweight boxer.
Some boxing aficionados have questioned his talent saying he has yet to fight a formidable opponent.
He has been called the “Kosher Kid”, the “Hebrew Hammer” and the “Hammerin Chabadnik.” Now, he can simply be referred to as a champion.
On Thursday, in front of a capacity crowd at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Dmitriy “The Star of David” Salita (23-0, 14 KOs) crushed Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos (15-2, 5 KOs) to win the NABA junior welterweight championship, thus becoming the first Jewish boxing champion in close to 30 years. At 2:37 in the ninth round, the referee called the fight and declared Salita the victor by TKO.

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4 thoughts on “The Great Heimishe Hope

  1. NO, thats A Kiddush HAshem!! YEsher KOach D. It’s great to see a neighborhood JEWISH Fighter kickin ass, HEimeshe Style!!!

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