Undefeated Ukrainian boxer refused to fight, making his title vacant

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Undefeated Ukrainian European Boxing Union (EBU) lightweight champion Denis Berinchik (17-0, 9 KOs) has given up his title. The fight against 46-year-old Italian veteran Emiliano Marsili (42-0-1), which was scheduled for June 24 in Italy, has been canceled, according to Boxing Scene.

The 35-year-old Krasnodon native won the EBU championship belt in December 2022. Denis won the fight against Yvan Mendy (47-6-1, 22 KOs) of France at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.


After Berinchik refused to defend the EBU title, it became vacant. Now Marsili's opponent for the belt will be appointed by the European Boxing Council. This will be the next fighter in the rankings to claim the title.


Recall that in the fight against Mendy Denis came out in the uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian's "pixel" was wearing the "Kraken" chevron.


As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Denis is distinguished by unusual performances before his fights.

For example, before his last fight with Hector Sarmiento (21-1-0, 14 ÊÎ) Ukrainian appeared in the ring in the image of Hulk, and with Mexican Patricio Lopez Moreno, a 32-years-old native of Krasnodon, Donetsk region, was taken to the fight in the image of Anthony Hopkins character from Hollywood thriller "Silence of the Lambs" - Hannibal Lecter. In April of the year before last, Berinchik came out as a bathhouse visitor.

In April 2018, before the first title fight of his professional career, the Ukrainian appeared in a bear costume.

In June for the fight with Jose Prieto the Ukrainian went to the ring of the Kyiv Palace of Sports on a horse, and for his fight against the Spaniard Ismael Garcia in Kyiv came out in the image of a convict.

In the fight with Filipino Rosecki Cristobal Denis appeared as the computer hero Super Mario.

He used to ride out to the ring on a motorcycle and together with Alexander Usik he staged a Cossack show.

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