Exciting fights, celebrity guests and loud victories of Ukrainian boxers — B1 Boxing makes a statement with its debut show in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 12, Kyiv hosted the first boxing night by B1 Boxingan ambitious boxing promoter founded by Quattrgroup. 

The show’s program included 12 fights. And, just like the event’s promo promised, was the kind of boxing you can’t take your sight off of. 

In the main bout of the night, the undefeated featherweight Oleg Malinovsky got his 28th pro victory, overcoming serious resistance from the Namibian Nathaniel KakololoKyiv’s own won via majority decision and thus conquered the WBO Intercontinental Champion title. 

Fighting in the night’s co-main event was puncher Vladislav Sirenko who continued his winning streak by defeating an experienced Frenchman Nevfel Uata ahead of schedule. Student of the famous American coach James Ali Bashir slumped his rival on the canvas three times, and then eventually knocked him out. 

Also giving their fans reasons to rejoice were the two-time amateur champion of Ukraine and promising heavyweight Igor Shevadzutskyas well as a well-known boxer from Chernivtsi Alexander Teslenko, who both ended their fights with early victories. 

B1 Boxing boxer Valentin Shtonda, who defeated Vadim Pankin by technical knockout in the second round, also demonstrated a bright fight. His brother, Bogdan Shtondagained valuable experience in a fight with an experienced Alexander Benidze, who he defeated via unanimous decision. 

In the only women's fight of the evening, B1 Boxing fighter Inna Statkevich dominated over her rival from Serbia Snezhana Silzhkovic. 

Fans could watch all the undercard fights of the show live online on B1 Boxing’s Facebook and YouTube pages, while the night’s main card was broadcast on Inter TV channel. 

Many sports, culture and pop celebrities came to support the participants of the boxing night. Among them are two-time NBA champion Stanislav Medvedenko, winner of 3 WTA tournaments Lesya Tsurenko, Dynamo Kyiand Team Ukraine player Alexander Andrievsky, ex-world champion Viktor Postol, holder of the WBC minimumweight title from Germany Tina Rupert, Youth Boxing World Championship silver medalist Christina Lakiichuk, rapper Yarmak, and others.