Dmitry Salita remains unbeaten
NEW YORK -- Unbeaten Dmitry Salita remained in contention for a junior welterweight title bout, extending his streak to 28 with a unanimous 10-round decision over Grover Wiley at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday night.
Salita (27-0-1) staggered Wiley (30-9-1) with a series of body punches in the seventh round.
''I wanted the knockout,'' Salita said. ''But there was that delay in Wiley recovering his mouthpiece in the seventh round and that helped him get a second wind.
''The knockout was what I wanted, but I have to be satisfied that I got the win and remain in contention for a title shot.''
Salita, a native of Ukraine fighting out of Brooklyn, weighed in at 143 pounds to 141 1/2 for Wiley, who is from Omaha, Neb.
Jaidon Codrington knocked down Marlon Hays in the opening round of their super middleweight bout and went on to score a unanimous 10-round decision.
Codrington (15-1), of Laurelton, weighed in at 170 1/2, while Hays (23-6), of Newark, N.J., was at 175.
In another super middleweight 10-rounder, Curtis Stevens (17-1) had a knockdown in the seventh in dominating Darnell Boone (14-9-2) of Atlanta.
Stevens weighed 169 pounds to Boone's 167.