World Champion 2011 and bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games in amateurs, Ukrainian welterweight (up to 66.7 kg) undefeated in profiring Taras Shelestyuk (19-0-1, 11 KOs) expressed a desire to fight against the rising star of the division from the USA Virgil Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs).
About this Taras
told while talking with American YouTuber Eli Sekbek.
According to Shelestyuk, he poses a much bigger threat than Michael McKinson, with whom Ortiz suffered a little in his previous fight. Separately, the Ukrainian stressed that “they all want to fight Spence and Crawford, who are left-handers. I’m also left-handed.”
In addition to Ortiz, Taras said the name of the British Conor Benn, and noted that, in principle, he was ready to fight with any of the top 5.
“I believe in victory.” Shelestyuk – about the war and preparation for battle against this difficult background
Recall that 37-year-old Shelestyuk has not boxed since March last year, when he tied a 10-round WBA eliminator fight against Venezuelan Gabriel Maestre.
Ortiz was scheduled to fight Lithuanian WBA World title holder Emantas Stanyonis on March 18, but the bout had to be postponed after he suddenly ended up on the operating table with appendicitis.