Former Ukrainian boxing champion Oleg Prudky died while fighting for his country against Russian troops. The former Ukrainian boxing champion reportedly died fighting on the frontline during a bloody encounter with the enemies.
He was 30 years old.
According to Michael Benson of talkSport, Cherkasy Police said Prudky was one of four officers killed in an attack Sunday while working with their special forces.
“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,” the statement said.
“There are no words to convey the pain, the despair over the irreparable loss.”
The Ukrainian Boxing Federation spoke on his death on Insatgram.
“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.”
Prudky, a former World Series of Boxing competitor, leaves behind a wife and two children.
His wife, Mariana, also released a heartbreaking tribute.
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