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Amir Khan vs Dmitriy Salita World Championship Boxing


  • Date: Saturday 5th December 2009
  • Doors Open: 5.45pm
  • Pricing: £300, £200, £125, £85, £50, £40, £30
Amir Khan will make the first defence of his world title against Dmitriy Salita at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday 5th December 2009 promoter Frank Warren confirmed today. Khan, who won the WBA light-welterweight belt in July with a punch-perfect performance over Andreas Kotelnik, faces a hard first defence against the new star of American boxing. Salita, the mandatory challenger for Khan's title, was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, when he was nine years old. He is an observant Jew and strictly follows Jewish law so if he fights on a Saturday then it must begin after sundown, the end of the sabbath. He famously said, "Anyone who wants a good whuppin' from me is just going to have to wait until sundown." This will be Khan's first fight in Newcastle and Warren has taken his biggest stars to the big-fight city in the past including Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe, Naseem Hamed and Ricky Hatton. Warren said, "For Amir's first defence this is a very tough fight for him and he's taking on a fighter that the American media are really building up at the moment," "Salita's got a great record, he's unbeaten and carries a big punch and of course he will pose a threat to Amir, but Amir's a world class fighter and has to deal with these challengers," "I've promoted a lot of shows in Newcastle with all the big names like Naz, Calzaghe, Hatton and Benn and I'm delighted to bring Amir to the city for the first time," "The public there are big sports fans and love the big events and it's great to bring them a fight like Khan v Salita." It's the end-of-the-year boxing extravaganza showcasing the best young talent in British boxing including: Kevin Mitchell, Olympic Gold Medallist James DeGale MBE, 2007 World Amateur Champion Frankie Gavin and GB Olympic Representative Billy Joe Saunders. Current Running Order: Fight 1 - 17.45 hrs 4 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest RONNIE HEFFRON V CHRIS BROPHY Fight 2 - 18.00 hrs 8 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest ALEX ARTHUR V NIGEL WRIGHT Fight 3 - 18.35 hrs 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest BILLY JOE SAUNDERS V LEE NOBLE Fight 4 - 19.00 hrs 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest FRANKIE GAVIN V SAMIR TERGAOUI Fight 5 - 19.25 hrs 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest JAMES DeGALE V NATHAN KING Fight 6 - Floater 4 X 3 Minute Rounds Featherweight Contest STEPHEN SMITH V CHRIS RILEY Fight 7 - 20.10 hrs THE COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 126 lbs JOHN SIMPSON V STEPHEN BELL Fight 8 - 21.15 hrs THE VACANT WBO INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND AN ELIMINATOR FOR THE WBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 135 lbs KEVIN MITCHELL V BREDIS PRESCOTT Fight 9 - 22.20 hrs THE WBA LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD 12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 140 lbs AMIR KHAN V DIMITRY SALITA Fight 10- Swing Bout # 1 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Heavyweight Contest TONY BELLEW V MARTIAL BELLA OLEME Fight 11 - Swing Bout # 1 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Cruiserweight Contest ENZO MACCARINELLI V KRISZTIAN JAKSI *subject to change. * Please note strictly no football shirts. Booking Hotlines: 0844 493 6666 / 0844 248 5013 (dedicated booking line)
  • Date: Saturday 5th December 2009
  • Doors Open: 5.45pm
  • £300, £200, £125, £85, £50, £40, £30
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  • Doors Open: 5.30pm

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