Challenger Salita confident of dethroning 'chinny' Khan

DMITRIY SALITA believes he can steal victory over &ldquo;chinny&rdquo; Amir Khan in Newcastle on Friday night.<br /><br />The New York-based fighter puts his unbeaten record on the line when he takes on Khan for the WBA light-middleweight title.<br /><br />Khan, defending his title for the first time following his victory over Andreas Kotelnik in July, claims to be in the shape of his life and is already eyeing a possible all-English match-up with friend Ricky Hatton.<br /><br />But Russian-born Salita believes Khan has his flaws and is confidently predicting victory at the Metro Radio Arena.<br /><br />&ldquo;Even if he is ready he is going to have a lot of trouble but even more so if he hasn&rsquo;t taken this fight seriously,&rdquo; Salita said.<br /><br />&ldquo;He is a chinny guy, just the way he is built, there is nothing that he can do about it. He has made adjustments and obviously I watch tape and see what it is.<br /><br />&ldquo;I heard that Freddie Khan&rsquo;s trainer Freddie Roach said we are going to go hook for hook and that would be great, let&rsquo;s go hook for hook.<br /><br />&ldquo;It would be my lifetime achievement award to this point. I always imagined that this moment would come and I feel very confident that I will become world champion.&rdquo;<br /><br />Khan is also backing Dagenham&rsquo;s Kevin Mitchell to overcome his former rival, Bredis Prescott, when the pair lock horns on the same bill.<br /><br />Prescott destroyed Khan inside 60 seconds for his only defeat 15 months ago, but the Bolton fighter predicted: &ldquo;I think Kevin can take him by not making the same mistakes I did.&rdquo;