Taras Shelestyuk

Taras Shelestyuk

Sport: Boxing 
Date of birth: 30.11. 1985
Place of birth: Makiivka
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 66,7 kg welterweight
Stance: Southpaw
Pro record: 15 fights, 15 wins (9 by KO)
Belts: WBO NABO & WBA Intercontinental  
Manager: Vadim Kornilov

Taras Shelestyuk started Boxing relatively late, at the age of 14. In 2000, he first visited a Boxing gym. Before it he practiced in gymnastic, acrobatic, Aikido and Karate. In addition, Taras has achieved 3rd rank in chess and had five years experience of playing amateur football.
After school Shelestyuk graduated from Glukhiv national pedagogical University named after Oleksandr Dovzhenko. In 2014 graduated from Sumy state University as a "Media communications" and "Sports journalism".

For the first time he represented Ukraine at the international stage in 2009, at the World Championship. Winning the first two opponents in the qualifying battle, Taras lost by boxer from Kazakhstan Serik Sapiyev.

In 2010 Shelestyuk won bronze at the European Championship, and in 2011 won the gold medal in World Championship, defeating in the final (16:10) exactly Serik Sapiyev.

In 2012 Taras took a part in the Olympic Games in London and won a bronze medal. After that he moved to Los Angeles and began Pro career.

In professional boxing Taras debuted on March 29, 2013 in New York City, winning by TKO in the first round another one debutant Kamal Muhammad. Since that time, Taras has spent 14 fights, beating each opponent.