Earlier today it was announced that Albuquerque Boxer Hector Muñoz (20-8, 13KOs) would step in– once again– as a late-replacement, to face Dmitri Salita (34-1, 18KOs) October 20th at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Hardcore New Mexico boxing fans, especially the Albuquerque ones, might remember Salita as a rumored opponent in 2005 and 2006 for former title contender Ray Sanchez III. They were once ranked internationally 11th and 12th, respectively, by a sanctioning body. That fight never materialized.
In his first fight against an elite fighter in 2009 Salita, would fight WBA Light Welterweight champion Amir Khan whom would outclass him in a first round TKO.
The bout Muñoz will be a welcomed addition to an already stacked boxing card. A total of four world titles will be up for grabs. Including three major ones: WBA Light Welterweight, IBF Welterweight, WBA Welterweight, and a minor one; WBO Middleweight.