OLYMPIC MEDALIST SIGNS WITH BANNER
Press Release: Banner Promotions announced the signing of 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Taras Shelestyuk to a promotional contract. Shelestyuk of Sumy, Ukraine will campaign as a junior middleweight. He won his bronze medal in London last year, as well as the 2011 world amateur championship, in the 152-pound division. Shelestyuk, 195-15 as an amateur, also won the the bronze medal in the 2010 European championship and has three Ukrainian amateur championships. He is 27 years old stands 5’10”. “We are very excited to add Taras to our roster”, said Arthur Pelullo, CEO of Banner Promotions. “We have big plans for Taras and we feel he will become a world champion” Shelestyuk will make his professional debut on March 29th on the undercard of an ESPN's Friday Night Fights event in Verona, New York.