Q & A with Taras Shelestyuk

How has training camp gone.

Taras :Training camp went very well, it was my first training camp with Joel Diaz, it took a couple weeks to get use to each other, but I felt great since day one with Joel. We did a lot of things I use to do when I was in national team. The things I was missing. I had great sparring sessions out there in Indio with Manuel Mendez, Omar Figueroa and many more.

What do you know about your opponent Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez

T: To be honest not much… I just know that he is a tough guy, and that he was stopped by my friend Ruslan Provodnikov who was prepared by Joel Diaz, so that’s basically it. Joel knows him better, so he knows what I have to do.

What does a win do for you.

The win means everything to me. It will help me to get a good fight against some one from the top of the division

You are ranked high in the WBO, do you feel you are close to a fight with a big name.

T: Of course I feel that I’m very close to the top. I’m number 5 right now, so if everything goes well on July 1 I’m ready for anyone up there, I hope that promoters can get a winner of Pacquiao – Horn, and I would love that fight. If not, some one from the top to fight for the mandatory for the winner of Pacquiao – Horn.

This fight will be shown on Facebook all over the world, are your family and friends in the Ukraine going to watch the fight?

T: I’m sure they will, and I hope that all the Ukrainian and Russian speaking people of Sacramento will came to support me on Omega Products International Arena.

Any final thoughts?

T : I want to thank my team ,my manager, my promoters and my coaches for all work that was done. My beautiful wife and my family and of course all my fans for the support!!! Thank you!

Shelestyuk vs. Rodriguez, Villa vs Alcantara and the entire 8-bout card will be streamed live on TB Presents: Locked n’ Loaded. Watch the action on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST / 10:30 p.m. EST.

Tickets for “Locked n’ Loaded” are priced at $40, $60, & $100 and are available for purchase online at ThompsonBoxing.com, or by calling 714-935-0900.

Shelestyuk and Villa are inked to promotional contracts with Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing last July.

TB Presents: Locked n’ Loaded broadcast team consists of Beto Duran on play-by-play and Steve Kim provides expert, color commentary.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 6:30 p.m. Omega Products International is located at 8111 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95826 and can be reached at 916-635-3335.

“Locked n’ Loaded” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with Everlast.

For more information, please visit Banner-Promotions.com.

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Undefeated, world ranked welterweight Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (15-0, 9 KOs) weighed in at 147.8 lbs. at Friday’s “Locked n’ Loaded” weigh in, while challenger Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez checked in at 148 lbs.

Shelestyuk vs. Rodriguez headlines Thompson Boxing’s “Locked n’ Loaded” 8-round main event from Omega Products in Sacramento, Calif. Shelestyuk is currently ranked No. 5 by the WBO.

“I’m ready to give fans an exciting show,” said Shelestyuk, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions. “I don’t want this to go to the judges. The plan is to knock out Rodriguez.”

Shelestyuk vs. Rodriguez and the entire 6-bout card will be streamed live on TB Presents: Locked n’ Loaded. Watch the action on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 7:00 p.m. PST / 10:00 p.m. EST.

Remaining tickets for “Locked n’ Loaded” are priced at $60 & $100 and are available for purchase from the Omega Products will call booth starting at 5:30 p.m. local time on the day of the event (Saturday).

WEIGHTS

Taras Shelestyuk, 147.8 vs. Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez, 148 (8-rounds)
Ruben Villa, 126 vs. Jonathan Alcantara, 127 (4-rounds)
Jose Roman, 137.8 vs. Miguel Angel Mendoza, 139 (8-rounds)
Jose Salinas, 129.3 vs. Tyler Marshall, 128 (4-rounds)
Brandon Trejo, 133 vs. Devin Parker, 132.7 (4-rounds)
Marcos Delgado, 184.4 vs. Richard Rigmaden, 188.9 (4-rounds)

TB Presents: Locked n’ Loaded broadcast team consists of Beto Duran on play-by-play and Steve Kim provides expert, color commentary.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 7:00 p.m. Omega Products International is located at 8111 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95826 and can be reached at 916-635-3335.

“Locked n’ Loaded” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with Everlast.

For more information, please visit ThompsonBoxing.com. To follow the conversation on social media, please use #LockednLoaded, #TBPresents, and #ThompsonBoxing.

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