The evening of January 28 in Hamburg, the presentation of the new soldier of the German promotion company EC Boxing Promotions of our compatriot Viktor Vykhryst. Who is he and what are its prospects in professional Boxing? Try to understand.
Victor Vykhryst was born 3 June 1992 in the town of Svitlovodsk, Kirovohrad region. Then his family moved to the city of Kremenchug in the Poltava oblast. There’s a guy I went to school, and in the last year before its end decided to take up Boxing. His coach was Alexander Lyakhov, who is the father of the Ukrainian athletes Olga Lanovoi. Victor admits that his childhood interest in Boxing, always watched the fights of the Klitschko brothers, but never thought that he once will be a boxer.
In four years after the start of classes in 2012, first time going on the adult championship of Ukraine. Then he lost immediately in 1/8 finals. However, a year later again involved in the competition and becomes the winner. After winning the national competition is a member of the team “Ukrainian atamans” and begins to play semi-professional League of WSB. Within it was carried out 4 fights, 3 won and 1 time failed, losing by knockout Briton Joe Joyce.
Victor tried to get a ticket to the summer Olympic games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. However, in the qualifying tournament and lost all the same to Joe Joyce.
Success to Vyhrist came in 2017. He then won at home to Ukraine the European championship on Boxing which passed in Kharkov. After this success he was awarded the order “For merits” III degree.
The second important achievement is the victory at the II European games in 2019 in Minsk. I wonder what his coach was the same Alexander Lyakhov, who between performances of Viktor parallel followed by the results of his daughter.
The reasons for the beginning of the Pro career
Given the victory at the European games, the status of the current champion of Europe boxer was the main favorite for the trip to the Olympics in Tokyo from Ukraine. But fate decreed otherwise. In the autumn of last year in the finals of the national championship Victor lost to Odessa Georgian origin Tsotne Rogava. In the beginning of 2020 Tsotne won on one of the most prestigious tournaments among fans of the Strandja Cup, which confirms the randomness of his victory. It is possible that the result of this tournament decided who will be our main hope in hawaiite at these games.
Realizing that to get to the most prestigious competitions among fans fail, the go Pro is quite logical.
When and where will debut
Vykhryst debut on professional ring on 8 February in the German city Göppingen at EWS Arena. Rival Ukrainian will be the 34-year-old Belarusian Andrei Mazanik (13-10, 10 KO’s). The fight will take place on the undercard of fight for the IBO title in the heavyweight division between the South African Kevin Lerena (24-1, 11 KO’s) and German Firat Arslan (47-8-3, 32 KO’s).
In terms of style there is hardly a fighter, more like Wladimir Klitschko, Viktor Vykhryst. His height is only 2 cm lower than the youngest of the brothers, and is 196 inches. Also very similar style of movement, main weapon is the jab. Has fairly quick hands, often breaks the two.
Among the disadvantages, of course you can find not too reliable defense and a soft skin, regularly received a cut. For their growth has a relatively small weight, which is about 105 pounds. Looks “good” boxer with no killer instinct.
Potentially should be one of the best fighters in the division. Much will depend on the capabilities of the promoter. Can easily box such opponents as Carlos Takam, Derek Chisora, and even Dilian white. However, you may lose some carnimeo due to the lack of a steel chin. Undesirable opponent for any elite boxer in the super heavyweight.