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Ukrainian boxer Pinchuk vies for title in Schenectady as war continues back home

Event poster for Saturday's Federici vs. Pinchuk fight
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Event poster for Saturday's Federici vs. Pinchuk fight
Lyubomyr Pinchuk
Lucas Willard
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WAMC
Lyubomyr Pinchuk

Boxing returns to Rivers Casino in Schenectady tonight.

And appearing in the main event is Lyubomyr Pinchuk, a 25-year-old native of Ukraine.

Pinchuk, whose family is in Lviv in the western part of the country, has been living in the U.S. since 2017, and resides in Pittsburgh.

WAMC’s Lucas Willard spoke with Pinchuk in Schenectady on Friday ahead of his fight for the WBC Continental Americas & NABA Gold Cruiserweight Title.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.