Ukrainian Olympian Taras Shelestyuk: Big win tonight, lands him on ESPN in April


1885f331-c304-4518-9ade-53a501977351Tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal winner and undefeated Welterweight Taras Shelestyuk will fight Francisco Reza in a scheduled 8-round bout on a card promoted by Thompson Boxing.

Shelestyuk of Sumy, Ukraine has a record of 10-0 with 7 knockouts is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

Shelestyuk is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Antonio Chaves Fernandez on January 16.

Reza of Torreon, Mexico has a record of 13-11 with 10 knockouts is a battle tested fighter as he has faced Cecil McCalla (19-0), Erickson Lubin, Alex Saucedo (11-0), Artemio Reyes (20-2), Jose Perea (21-2), Luis Grajeda (13-1-1), Mario Lozano (23-3) and Alejandro Berrera (16-0).

“I have been told by my promoters Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing as well as my manager Vadim Korniov that in April I will be fighting on ESPN live. It is a big opportunity for me to showcase myself and after this fight I will be awaiting my time!”, said Shelestyuk.

At Thursday’s weigh-in, Shelestyuk weighed 147.6 lbs while Reza weighed 146.9.

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