Vyacheslav Shabranskyy to face Paul Parker on June 30
An integral bout between unbeaten prospects will highlight the next “Golden Boy Live!” telecast.
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy will fight Paul Parker in a 10-round cruiserweight bout on June 30, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz told RingTV on Tuesday.
The bout will headline a Golden Boy Promotions card and will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Deportes, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
In his last bout on March 12, Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 knockouts) stopped Fabiano Mena after the fifth round, winning a vacant regional title in the process. The hard-hitting Ukraine-born fighter has developed a penchant for brutally stopping opponents, as he has stopped his last four in a row, and seven of his last eight.
Shabranskyy signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy last June, one month after the 28-year-old knocked Paul Vasquez out in 23 seconds of the opening round.
“I am excited to be fighting as the main event for Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes,” said Shabranskyy in a recent statement. “This will be my first headlining event and I am ready to entertain and prove to all the fans in Philadelphia that I am worthy of my [WBC USNBC light heavyweight] title and am a serious contender in the light heavyweight division.
Parker (7-0, 4 KOs) normally competes as a cruiserweight and resides in the Toledo, Ohio area.
In his last bout on Aug. 22, the 30-year-old Parker stopped Brian Holstein in the first round in Columbus, Ohio.
In the co-feature, D’Mitrius Ballard will fight Josue Ovando at super middleweight and, in the opening bout of the telecast, Lamont Roach Jr. will fight Christian Santibanez at lightweight. Both bouts will be scheduled for six rounds.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since Oct. of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.