Oleksandr Teslenko - Ukrainian Heavyweight Prospect

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  1. Bluku Bluku!

    Bluku Bluku! Member Full Member

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    OLEKSANDR “SASHA” TESLENKO BIO

    At the beginning of the last century, Eastern Europe produced some of the greatest prizefighters in boxing history. Many of them emigrated to the United States to pursue their fistic dreams with great success. Over 100 years later the story remains the same. Many of today’s best fighters hail from Eastern Europe once again. The Ukraine, in particular, has become an incredibly fertile breeding ground for elite level, world class fighters. Some of the sweet science’s most accomplished prizefighters hail from the Ukraine, such as the recently crowned WBC super lightweight world champion, Viktor Postol and current WBO world featherweight champion Vasyl Lomanchenko, who is considered by many boxing writers to be the finest pound for pound prizefighter in boxing today.

    Of course, no discussion on top flight Ukrainian boxers would be complete without mentioning the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vasily, who have dominated heavyweight boxing for the past 12 years. And now, there is one more boxer to add to that select list. His name is Oleksandr Teslenko and he is an exciting, talented heavyweight fighter from the Ukraine that has recently emigrated to Canada where he has been turning heads all over boxing gyms in Toronto. Teslenko stands 6’4” tall and weighing in the neighbourhood of 220 lbs, he certainly has the size and range to compete in today’s heavyweight ranks.

    Oleksandr “Sasha” Teslenko was born to Sergei and Olen Teslenko on July 16, 1992, in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Only 23 years of age, Teslenko has youth on his side and can afford to take the time to develop his boxing talents in the ring. Teslenko started boxing in the Ukraine at the tender young age of seven in 1999. He had over 247 amateur fights of which he won 224, an impressive record any way you choose to look at it. Teslenko fought and defeated some of the best amateur boxers in the world.

    Sasha’s mother Olena attended the state university of Chernivtsi and graduated in 2006 with a degree in social, pedagogical and sports psychology. She now lives and works in Chernivtsi city, Ukraine. His father Sergei went to college in 1989 where he learned to carve various types of wood, out of which he made furniture in the Ukraine. He lives and works in Chernivtsi city in the furniture industry.

    Sasha has a 13 year-old brother named Danilo who really looks up to his big brother with stars in his eyes. Danilo goes to a special sports school where he takes boxing in Chernivtsi city. He also hopes to become a professional boxer, just like his brother.

    Sasha has had two professional fights but his talent and potential have shone through in each bout. He is an orthodox fighter with a punishing jab who likes to work the body before switching his attack upstairs, landing potent straight rights and punishing left hooks. Sasha knocked out his first two opponents by using his size and reach advantages to great effect. It is rare indeed for a fighter his age to show such ring generalship this early in his pro career. He is an exciting fighter to watch as he has the potential to end a fight at any time with one punch from either hand. Global Legacy Boxing is looking forward to big things from Sasha in 2016. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed (GLBoxing) to follow Sasha in action.
     
  2. Bluku Bluku!

    Bluku Bluku! Member Full Member

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    He won 224 out of 247 amateur fights. His pro debut is online he looked very impressive I thought... much better than almost all the other so called european heavyweight prospects.
     
  3. jauseptt

    jauseptt Active Member Full Member

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    Telesenko is the next big thing, are there any other good prospects in the heavyweight division from the great country of Ukraine?
     
  4. Bluku Bluku!

    Bluku Bluku! Member Full Member

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    not really until.. Usyk moves up and schools everybody :bbb

    Viktor Vykhryst is good in the amateurs/WSB, fights similar to Vitali Klitschko. Maybe he will turn pro after RIo
     
  5. sean

    sean pale peice of pig`s ear Full Member

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    impossible to tell early on how far he will go
    never seen him before until you put this thread up

    looked up some amatuer fight and his you tube pro debut

    he is tsall and rangy more like a big cruiserweight but at 23 can bulk up

    he needs to put on 10lbs which he will do as he gets older
    his opponent was a fat middleweight but his amatuer fight was a big kazak
    learnt more.

    he is very obviously talented.

    very good handspeed for a heavy / good variation and mixing up / very relaxed and polished for a debut /nice footwork /good bodywork
    overall impressive

    i thought he carried the hungarian as he did not sit down on anything / just let his hands go without putting any power on them.

    his technique is superb so i am guessing he can throw with power if he wants to.

    you have got me intrested and i will follow him from now on seeing how he progress.
     
  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks. I have been trying to get this guy's height.
     
  7. Mendoza

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    I read 6'3" as well. Did Teslenko medal in the world AM's or the European AM's?
     
  8. Bluku Bluku!

    Bluku Bluku! Member Full Member

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    Teslenko was actually supposed to be on the undercard to Kovalev - Pascal 2, don't know what happened there, he was on the card vs TBA but then nothing. Hope he stays active and doesn't become a Dinu or Dorishillov, because he's a real talent.
     
  9. Mendoza

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    I watched his debut and came away very impressed. On skills shown, he's better than most in the top ten right now. I'm serious.

    Perhaps Teslenko quickly matured, because if he was that good as an amateur he'd medal in major tournaments.

    Was he a 2nd or 3rd glove type in the Amateurs for his country?

    I noticed Iegor Plevako represented the Ukraine for super heavyweight in the World Amateur championships in 2013. Ukraine did not send a man for 2015 super heavyweight world amateurs, but they did sent a heavyweight Gevorg Manukian, and he won bronze, losing to the winner.

    Perhaps Telesenko was too young for the 2013 games at age 20, and still developing for the 2015 world amateurs.
     
  10. Odo

    Odo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lets not get carried away,mendoza! Teslenko better than most top 10?? Nah! Far too early to judge him correctly!!

    Anyway! I watched his pro debut against that Hungarian no-hoper.Interesting new face! I will follow his progress!!
     
  11. fistycuffs

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    Watched him fight today, his speed was really impressive.
     
  12. Mendoza

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    If it means anything I felt the same way about Wlad in the 1996 Olympics. Teslenko showed power, speed, and skills. He also has the frame to get bigger. Huge potential.

    I showed his fight to a man in the boxing business. He said you can't look much better in your debut, and Teslenko needs to work on head movement. But he was very impressed.

    I'll be bold. I was more impressed with Teslenko than I was with Dimitrenko and Glaskov by a good margin. I see a future top ten talent, good enough to win a belt!
     
  13. Odo

    Odo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    As far as I can remember Dimitrenko looked quite impressive in his first few fights,too.
    Well,maybe you are right.Teslenko is a bloody interesting new face on the stage.I give you that!:good
     
  14. fatcity

    fatcity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Has potential but very inactive for a kid just starting out.This will be his eventual downfall unless he moves out of Canada and gets a US promoter involved.
     
  15. LostInNewYork

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    he looks the real deal, hopefully he keeps active.
     


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