New York Magazine profiles Chabad professional boxer Dmitry Salita.
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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.