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Ukrainian Boxing Champion Oleg Prudky Killed Amid War With Russia

A FORMER amateur champion boxer has died aged 30 defending Ukraine against Russia.

Oleg Prudky was working for the Cherkasy Police special forces in the continued effort to fight the invaders.

Prudky was a two-time amateur champ in his homeland and was called up to Ukrainian Otamans team for the semi-pro World Series of Boxing competition – a team Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk previously represented.

The Ukrainian Boxing Federation said: “We are sad to announce that the master of sports of international boxing class, champion of Ukraine Oleg Prudky, died in battles with the Russian occupiers.

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