WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION ANDRIY KOTELNIK VISITS BOLTON UKRAINIANS

15.07.09




On 12th July 2009, Andriy Kotelnik visited the Ukrainian community centre in Bolton. He is in the UK to defend his WBA light welterweight world title against Britain’s Amir Khan and came to Bolton, the home of Khan, where he was supported by a sizeable crowd. He stayed for over two hours, signed photographs, chatted with anyone who wanted to speak to him, handed out souvenir boxing gloves and posed for photographs. He was interviewed at the Centre by Sky Sports.  This can be viewed on the web at: 

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_5429403,00.html


Later Kotelnik said he felt charged by the experienced and was impressed with the numbers who turned out to greet him from the Ukrainian communities of Bolton and Manchester.

An illustrated Bolton News report of the visit may also be found at http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/search/4490655.Ukrainian_club_welcomes_a_world_champion_boxer/

The WBA World title clash Khan-Kotelnik will take place at the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena on Saturday 18 July 2009.

Yaroslaw Tymchyshyn
Press Officer
AUGB, Bolton Branch



Ukrayinska Dumka

IN THE LATEST UKRAYINSKA DUMKA

Great Britain The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain has many branches throughout the country. Select a branch below to find out more information.