Category Archives: Jews In Sports

New York Mag Profiles Chabad Boxer

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New York Magazine profiles Chabad professional boxer Dmitry Salita.


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Maccabi Tel-Aviv Beats NBA’s Raptors

Maccabi Tel-Aviv has beaten the NBA’s Toronto Raptors in Toronto. Score: 105 – 103.


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Chabad Boxer Wins NABA Championship

Chabad boxer Dmitry "Star of David" Salita has won the North American Boxing Association junior welterweight title. While this isn’t the WBA or the WBC, it’s still impressive. Salita is the first Jewish champion in any division or association in 27 years. His manager is a Chabadnik who carries a Tanya during each fight. Salita himself is shomer Shabbat and won’t fight on Friday nights or Saturdays. Salita is ranked (PDF download) at number 11 by the WBA and is unranked by the WBC and the IBA.


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A Chabad Junior Welterweight Champion?

How I missed this before I don’t know, but Chabad has a professional boxer of note as a relatively new follower.

He’s Shomer Shabbos, eats only kosher food, is unbeaten at 20-0, and is ranked 13th in the world by the WBA.

Read it all here. It’s a great story.


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