After a long ring absence, Taras Cherestuk will be back on ESPN + tonight – Boxing Sports

Taras Cherestuk (right) vs. Luis Alberto Beron. Photo courtesy of Dave Mandel / SHOWTIME

Tonight marks a new chapter in Taras Cherestuk’s career.

The undefeated welterweight will return to action for the first time in almost 21 months when playing against Ricardo Saras Rodriguez at the Oasis Hotel Complex in Cancun, Mexico. The 10-round match precedes the main event between undefeated junior bantamweight David Quera and former world title holder Moises Fuentes.

Both battles will be livestreamed on ESPN + (8 pm ET / 5 pm PT).

Originally from Makiivka, Ukraine, now living and training in Los Angeles, California, Sherestuk (18-0, 10 knockouts) has fought since defeating Luis Alberto Veron in a unanimous decision on January 31st last year. Is not …

In May of this year, Sherestuk announced that he was a promotional free agent. Since turning professional in March 2013, he has been fighting primarily under the Thompson Boxing flag.

Earlier this week, Richard Schaefer’s new company, Proberam, announced that it had signed a promotional deal with Sherestuk. Sherestuk is pleased to be back in action and hopes to face the top fighter for £ 147.

“I’m excited to be back in the ring,” Sherestuk told the ring Thursday night. “”[I] Had [a] A really good training camp and sparring with lots of young undefeated guys. I’m ready to fight and show the art of boxing here in Cancun. “

Sherestuk won the bronze medal on behalf of Ukraine at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Rodriguez (16-2, 11 KO), who lives in Mexico City, lost to Friorna Avila in a recent match on August 5th. This defeat recorded nine consecutive victories.

Also on the Promociones del Pueblo Card, Christopher Lopez Rodriguez (13-0-1, 10 KO) from Guadalajara, Mexico, is a 12-round junior featherweight former world title challenger Franklin Mansanilla (20-6, 20-6,). Play against 19 KO). game.

The lightweight Oscar Duarte will face Matamoros’ Iram Rodriguez (8-6-4, 2 KO). The 25-year-old Duarte (20-1-1, 15 KO), who lives in Parral, stopped and won all the last five games.

Junior featherweight Pedrotat (20-1, 6 KOs) faces Jamai’s Antonio Tostad Garcia (25-8, 8 KOs) in an eight-round match and fights in front of a local crowd.

Francisco A. Salazar has contributed to The Ring since October 2013 and has been covering boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also handles boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be contacted by email at the following address: [email protected] Or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing..

– Boxing Sports

After a long ring absence, Taras Cherestuk will be back on ESPN + tonight After a long ring absence, Taras Cherestuk will be back on ESPN + tonight

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