Roman Romanchuk

Roman Romanchuk

Date of Birth: 03.06.1979
Country: Russia

Biography of Roman Romanchuk

Early Life and Athletic Beginnings

Roman Romanchuk, a Russian amateur boxer, kickboxing master of international class, was born on June 3, 1979, in Stryi, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. He lived in his hometown until the age of 20. From the age of 11 to 15, he trained under the renowned Ukrainian coach, Palamary L.G., and became the champion of Ukraine in his age category in 1994. In 1998, he graduated from a technical school with a specialization in electrical engineering.

Roman Romanchuk

Transition to Moscow and Boxing Career

In 2000, Romanchuk moved to Moscow, Russia, and decided to pursue a serious career in boxing. He began training at the specialized children's and youth sports school "Kitek" of the Moscow City Sports Federation. His coach, Mark Meltser, initially suggested that Romanchuk try kickboxing. In his first year of kickboxing training, Romanchuk became the Champion of Russia and Europe, and was recognized as the best kickboxer of the European Championship in 2001. He also won various international kickboxing tournaments.

Roman Romanchuk

Boxing Achievements and National Team

In 2001, Romanchuk won the Moscow Championship in the 81kg category and was recognized as the best boxer of the Moscow Open Championship. He received an invitation to join the Russian national boxing team. In 2002, he won the "Olympic Hopes" tournament during the Winter Championship of Russia, which automatically secured him a place in the national team. Romanchuk became a bronze medalist at the 2002 World Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan, winning all his matches.

Continued Success and Setbacks

From 2003 to 2004, Romanchuk became a silver medalist at the Russian Championships in the 91kg weight category. He also won several international tournaments in Cyprus, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, and the Dominican Republic. In 2005, he won the World Cup in Moscow and was recognized as the best boxer of the tournament.

In 2006, Romanchuk became the vice-champion of the world in the category over 91kg and the Russian Champion. He was recognized as the best boxer of the Russian Championship. In 2007, he became the vice-champion of Europe and Russia.

Personal Life and Legal Troubles

In January 2008, Romanchuk had a successful shoulder joint operation in an Austrian clinic due to an injury suffered during sparring before the European Championship. He returned to boxing training and was re-invited to the Russian national team for the preparation of the 2008 World Cup. Romanchuk is married and currently resides in Moscow.

On March 27, 2009, Romanchuk was sentenced to 1.5 years in a penal colony in Vladivostok for the murder of Oleg Meshkov, a 22-year-old who died from a gunshot wound from his own traumatic pistol. On December 3, 2009, he was released in the courthouse.