FORMER AMATEUR WORLD CHAMP ELENA SAVELYEVA SIGNS WITH SALITA
Press Release: Salita Promotions has signed one of the top female amateur boxers, Russia's Elena Savelyeva, to a co-promotional contract, along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group. Savelyeva, 1-0 as a pro, went 134-15-1 as an amateur, winning the world, European and Russian championships during her amateur career. She represented her homeland in the 2012 Summer Olympics and competed in the first-ever women's Olympic boxing match in history. Savelyeva's next fight is scheduled for September 23rd in Borisov, Belarus. It will be an eight-rounder against fellow Russian Eugenia Zablotskaya (8-14).
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 of Britain.
"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."
Dmitriy 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."
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 U.S. promotional company. This partnership is very important for us to develop and advance both our male and female boxers from the FSU territories in the U.S. and Global market."