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The Champ! Ukrainian Heavyweight Wrecking-Ball Vladyslav Sirenko
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FEATURE   Photo: World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Vladyslav Sirenko from Ukraine.

Undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Vladyslav Sirenko, 9-0 (8), is arguably one of the most exciting and promising young fighters in boxing's so-called glamour division.

In this the first edition of a feature series titled “The Champ”, we offer some miscellaneous insight and information on...The Champ!


- Sirenko is from Kiev in Ukraine, but all of his professional fights have taken place outside his birth-country. Seven in South Africa, one in Austria and one in the USA.

- Except for one fight, which he won on points over six rounds, all of his professional bouts have ended in the very first round.

- Before he started traditional boxing, Sirenko was a Kick-boxer and played football (soccer).

- Still only twenty-three years old, he turned pro in May of 2017 after a fine amateur career where he, at Super Heavyweight, won the Ukrainian Youth Championships (2013), and silver in the European Youth Championships (2013).

- He also participated in the 2012 World Youth Championships where he was eliminated in the round of 16, and in 2014 he won a bronze medal at the Ukrainian senior national championships. He also boxed in the AIBA World Series of Boxing.

- Currently based in Meyerton, a forty minute drive south of South Africa´s largest town Johannesburg, Sirenko is working with Kalakoda Promotions who has so far done a great job getting him TV exposure on Kwesé Sports.

- From his pro debut he has been trained by American James Ali Bashir, once the right-hand man of legendary coach Emmanuel Steward. Bashir also worked with other prominent Ukrainians Wladimir Klitschko (along with Steward), and Oleksandr Usyk.

- Sirenko met Bashir when he went to train with Usyk, liked his methods and asked the veteran corner-man to take him on.

- Bashir has a Gym in Meyerton, and invited Sirenko to South Africa. Kalakoda Promotions offered him fights, and now his career is off to a great start, albeit in an unlikely part of the world for a guy from Ukraine.

- He has collected experience in the gym by sparring with the likes of Joe Joyce, Bermane Stiverne and oc course the aforementioned Usyk, among many others.

- Sirenko recently greeted Ukrainian media in Kiev. The press conference was held at the Klitschko Expo, a museum dedicated to the accomplishments of Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. Sirenko was accompanied by Bashir, and his WBF belt.

- Sirenko will be one of the sparring partners for Alexander Povetkin in the Russians preparations for his fight with unified World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua on September 22 in London.

- Since winning the WBF International title this past June with a first-round destruction of Knife Didier (6-3), Sirenko returned to the ring in a non-title bout on August 26 where he stopped, also in the first round, Rocky Kaleng (10-2) from D.R. Congo.

- His next fight is reportedly scheduled for October 21, place and opponent TBA.


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