Oleg Prudky

Oleg Prudky, two-time Ukrainian boxing champion, killed while defending against Russia

Two-time Ukrainian boxing champion, Oleg Prudky, was killed while defending his country against Russian troops, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation announced on Monday.

“It is with sorrow that we inform you that the master of sports of international boxing class, the champion of Ukraine Oleg Prudky, was killed in the fights with Russian occupiers,” the Ukrainian Boxing Federation said in a statement on its Instagram page.

“Boxing Federation of Ukraine expresses condolences to the boxer’s family. Eternal memory to you Olezh.”

Prudky, 30, was working with the Cherkasy Police special forces and was one of the four officers that were killed during an attack on Sunday.

“On May 22, defending the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, our colleagues, police officers of the Special Operations Department of the KORD Department of the Main Directorate of the National Police, were killed,” police said in a statement.

“They defended Ukraine – the dead police heroes of Cherkasy region.”

Prudyy, a super-lightweight, became a two-time amateur champion and was part of the Ukrainian Otamans team in the World Series of Boxing semi-pro competition.

He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

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