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Ivan Baranchyk: USA Is My Home, And Belarus Is My Motherland

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Ivan Baranchyk: USA Is My Home, And Belarus Is My Motherland
Ivan Baranchyk

The Belarusian boxer told about his patriotic feelings.

Boxer Ivan Baranchyk, who was born in Russia and moved to the USA, wrote about it in Instagram:

- People ask me: where I am from. I am going to tell you. I was born in Russia. When I was 8 months old, my parents moved to Belarus, where my father was born and grew up. All my childhood and youth passed in this country. I fought for Belarus as an amateur boxer. And I believe that Belarus is my Motherland. When I was 21, I received several offers from professional promoters from all over the world. I was thinking about proposals, but I continued to perform as an amateur.

I had enough disagreements with the Belarusian Boxing Federation. Soon I decided to sign an agreement with one of the promoters. And a few weeks later a young, naive, Russian-speaking man was sitting in an airplane and flying to the USA. Since then, there have been many difficulties and adventures.

But now the country has become a home to me. God save America.