• Home
  • News/Videos
  • DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT OLEKSANDR TESLENKO
Back To Home

DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT OLEKSANDR TESLENKO

New York City (January 30, 2018) *DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT* (DBE) has signed
highly touted undefeated heavyweight prospect *OLEKSANDR “Sasha” TESLENKO* to
an exclusive promotional contract. Teslenko will make his DBE debut on
*Broadway
Boxing*, next Wednesday, February 7, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in
Times Square, New York City. *Broadway Boxing* is presented by Nissan of
Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House.

The powerful 25-year-old Teslenko, who stands 6’5″, sports a record of 11-0
with 9 KOs, and will face *KEENAN HICKMAN* (6-2-1, 2 KOs), of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, in an 8-round bout.

Born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Teslenko took up boxing at age eight when his
father brought him to a gym to learn how to defend himself. As an amateur,
Teslenko became a three-time Ukrainian National champion while accumulating
an impressive 224-23 record. During this time, Teslenko also earned a
degree in Marketing from the University of Chernivtsi and served in the
Ukrainian Army alongside DBE stablemate Ivan Golub.

Teslenko took a bold step in search of success as a professional boxer,
leaving his family behind, relocating to Canada with little contacts and
settling in Toronto. Sharing a house with three other Ukrainians and
sleeping on a mattress on the floor, Teslenko worked construction to earn
extra money while taking classes to learn English. He made his pro debut in
September 2015.

“My goal is to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World and I know by
working with Lou DiBella that is now possible,” said Teslenko. “I’m very
happy to be making my New York debut on February 7 and will put on a great
performance. The fans in attendance will know they are witnessing a future
threat to the heavyweight throne.”

“Sasha is one of the most talented heavyweights that I’ve come across,” said
*LOU DIBELLA*, President of DiBella Entertainment. “He had an impressive
amateur career and possesses the tools to someday fight for the Heavyweight
Championship of the World. We look forward to working with Sasha and his
team as he strives to become one of the best heavyweights in the world.”

Said *GARY FREEDMAN*, manager of Teslenko, “I am excited that Sasha will be
fighting on DiBella Entertainment’s *Broadway Boxing* event on February 7 in
New York City and look forward to working with Lou and the entire team with
the goal of making Teslenko the Heavyweight Champion of the World.”

Teslenko is coming off a second-round knockout of Nick Guivas on October 14,
in Ontario, Canada. Earlier in 2017, Teslenko was victorious in two fights
held in California with an eight-round decision against Bernardo
Marquez on February
24, followed by a third-round knockout of Juan Goode on July 22.

The February 7 installment of the acclaimed *Broadway Boxing* series is
headlined by a crosstown clash of unbeaten welterweights *NOEL MURPHY* (12-0,
2 KOs), of Woodlawn, New York and Brooklyn’s *MIKKEL LESPIERRE* (18-0-1, 8
KOs).

Tickets for *BROADWAY BOXING*, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and
presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak
House, are currently on sale and are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $55.
Tables are also available for purchase for this event, with VIP tables
going for $1,000 per table (5 seats at $200 per seat), Ringside tables for
$500 (5 seats at $100), and $375 tables (5 seats at $75). Tickets are
available for purchase by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212)
947-2577. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first bout scheduled for 7:00pm. B.B.
King Blues Club & Grill is located at 237 W. 42
nd Street
between 7th and 8th Avenues in Times Square.