Teslenko returns to ring May 19 in Kansas
Undefeated Toronto heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Teslenko(12-0, 10 KOs) is bringing his power and Ukrainian magic to Kansas on May 19 for his fourth pro fight in the United States, this Saturday night on the "SUPERBOX LIVE: High Stakes" pay-per-view card, airing live from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.
The 25-year-old Teslenko, who is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, is the latest in a growing list of boxing talent out of Ukraine. Teslenko faces Terrance "Big Jim" Marbra (9-5, 7 KOs), fighting out of Saint Petersburg, Florida, in an eight-round bout.
The 12-round main event pits 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and hometown hero, Nico Hernandez (4-0, 3 KOs), against former WBF super flyweight world champion Szilveszter "The Silent Assassin" Kanalas (14-7, 9 KOs), of Hungary, for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBF) World flyweight title. Hernandez vs. Kanalas will be fighting in the first world championship boxing match ever held in Kansas history.
SUPERBOX LIVE: High Stakes will launch Super Channel's new live boxing series, SUPERBOX LIVE, in association with KO Night Boxing LLC, airing live exclusively in Canada on Super Channel.