(SEPT 14) Dmitriy Salita of
Salita Promotions is proud to announce the signing of one of the
most decorated female amateur boxers in the world, Russia's
Elena Savelyeva, to a co-promotional contract, along with
Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group.
Savelyeva, now 1-0 as a professional boxer, went 134-15-1 as an
amateur, winning the world, European (2X) and Russian (6X)
championships during her illustrious career. She represented her
homeland in the 2012 Summer Olympics and competed in the
first-ever women's Olympic boxing match in history.
Turning her sights on professional boxing, she is now looking to
win a world title in the pros and looking to settle the score
with her amateur arch rival Nicole Adams.
"My goal is to become a world champion in all the major
sanctioning bodies and be recognized as one of the best boxers
in the world," said Savelyeva. "Signing with Salita Promotions
will progress my career and open doors for me to help me reach
my goals. I look forward to fighting the best in the world and
reaching the highest levels of pro boxing soon."
Salita, who already promotes women's superstar Claressa Shields,
says his latest signing will add spice to an already heating-up
world of women's boxing.
"Elena is one of the most accomplished female boxers in the
world," said Salita. "And with her numerous international,
national and world titles, she will add flavor and excitement to
the growing sport of woman's professional boxing. Russia has
some of the best boxers in the world and now there is a very
skilled lady boxer joining that elite group."
Salita's co-promoter, Alexander Nevskiy, says the deal with
Salita will give Savelyeva greater reach and strengthen her
possibilities. "This is a great initiative to do a joint boxing
business with a growing US promotional company, said Nevskiy.
"This partnership is very important for us to develop and
advance both our male and female boxers from the FSU territories
in the US and Global market."
Savelyeva's next fight is scheduled for September 23 in Borisov,
Belarus. It will be an eight-rounder against fellow Russian