PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tonight at The Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, undefeated Jr. Middleweight prospect Taras Shelestyuk will look to make it three for three when he takes on Mario Angeles in a scheduled four round bout. The show is promoted by Thompson Boxing.
Shelestyuk, who is promoted by Banner Promotions, is 2-0 with both wins coming by knockout. The Ukrainian, who captured the Bronze Medal in the 2012 Olympic Games, has been impressive in his first two outings.
“We have liked what we have seen so far in Taras”, said Arthur Pelullo, CEO of Banner Promotions. “We are keeping him active and we know he will continue to improve. We see a big future in Taras. I also want to thank our partners Ken Thompson and Alex Camponovo for having Taras on their show tonight”.
Said Shelestyuk’s manager Vadim Kornilov, “Taras has had great preparation for this fight. He will show the same results as his first two outings”.
Shelestyuk is coming off a fourth round stoppage over Brandon Adams on May 2nd in Corona, California.
Tomorrow, May 2nd, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions will present a special night of boxing that will emanate from Corona, California and be televised on ESPN “Friday Night Fights”. The special edition of boxing will feature Riverside’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (18-3, 7KOs) versus South Korea’s Ji-Hoon “The Volcano” Kim (24-8, 18KOs) in a 10-round junior welterweight bout.
MAURICIO HERRERA – 140 LBS.
JI-HOOM KIM – 140 LBS.
MIGUEL ACOSTA – 135 LBS.
MIGUEL GONZALEZ – 135 LBS.
TARAS SHELESTYUK – 151 LBS.
BRANDON ADAMS – 151 LBS.
RICHARD CONTRERAS – 123 LBS.
JOSE INIGUEZ – 126 1/2 LBS.
JOSHUA CONLEY – 155 LBS.
ERIC PRADO – 153 LBS.
FERNANDO FUENTES – 117 1/2 LBS.
CHRISTIAN LORENZO 117 1/2 LBS.
HECTOR SERRANO – 144 LBS.
MICHAEL PERALTA – 143 LBS.