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Video: Ukrainian boxer makes his way to the ring on horseback

Denys Berinchyk is a talented lightweight boxing prospect, and he also aims to entertain before he even enters the ring.


Denys Berinchyk was part of Ukraine’s outstanding 2012 Olympic boxing team, winning a silver medal in the 64 kg division, while teammates Oleksandr Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko captured gold medals.

The 30-year-old turned professional in 2015, and he’s started out 9-0 with 6 wins coming by stoppage. Berinchyk may be one to watch as a future contender in the 135-pound division, if not just for his skills in the ring, but for his crazy ring walks.

In Saturday’s win over Jose Luis Prieto, Berinchyk made a grand entrance while riding on a horse, channeling his inner Jorge Arce.

By Berinchyk’s standards, this really isn’t his best work. He once walked out while in handcuffs and surrounded by guards, rode in on a motorcycle, and even dressed as the bear mascot from the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Seriously.

Well while you’re here, you might as well check out some of highlights across his amateur and professional bouts.

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