Taras Shelestyuk Signs Deal With Banner Promotions

Banner Promotions is proud to announce the signing of 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal winner Taras Shelestyuk to a promotional contract.

Shelestyuk of Sumy, Ukraine will compete as a Jr. Middleweight and won his bronze medal in London. He captured the 2011 world amateur championship in the 152 pound weight division.

He won the the Bronze medal in the 2010 European championship and is also a 3-time Ukrainian champion.

The 27 year-old stands 5’10” and had an impressive amateur record of 195-15.

“We are very excited to add Taras to our roster”, said Arthur Pelullo, CEO of Banner Promotions.

“We have big plans for Taras and we feel he will become a world champion”

Shelestyuk’s manager Vadim Kornilov says, ”We definitely have a future star. Banner Promotions is planning to move Taras very fast and get as many fights as we can get him.
Fans should keep an eye on him because he will be the next star”

Shelestyuk will make his professional debut on March 29th on the undercard of an ESPN's Friday Night Fights event in Verona, New York

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King_ on 03-20-2013

[QUOTE=kebark;13166360]Very excited here, same with Kavaliaskuas who debuted last weekend.[/QUOTE] Both of those kids are studs. Shelestyuk is the real deal. Is there video of Kavalauskas' fight last weekend anywhere, by any chance?

Comment by kebark on 03-20-2013

Very excited here, same with Kavaliaskuas who debuted last weekend.

Comment by King_ on 03-20-2013

Very excited about him. Can't wait to see Taras get his career going.

Comment by Yakushev on 03-20-2013

Good luck Taras

Comment by DosRounds on 03-20-2013

Hopefully he does well. All those Ukrainian boys have skill

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