Toro Promotions signs 2020 Ukraine Olympian Heavyweight Tsotne Rogava

10/26/2023 - No comments

Toro Promotions, a budding promotional entity from LA, proudly publicized their newest addition, Tsotne Rogava (3-0, 3 KOs) – the heavyweight hope from the 2020 Ukraine Olympics.

Standing tall at 6’5” and weighing in at a solid 270 pounds, Rogava isn’t new to the fighting arena. His impressive transition from an elite Muay Thai and kickboxing background to boxing speaks volumes. His accolades include bagging the IFMA World title thrice in Muay Thai and securing the ACB kickboxing title.

Azat Torosan, the person behind Toro Promotions, expressed his exhilaration, “Signing Tsotne is a big win for us. His Olympic background combined with his expansive fight experience makes him a powerful, skilled, and impressive fighter.”

Sharing his sentiments, Rogava mentioned, “I’m sincerely grateful to Toro Promotions for believing in my capabilities. It’s been a roller-coaster year, and I’m eager to lace up my gloves again. After all, actions in the boxing ring speak volumes.”

Under the guidance of the esteemed Joe Goossen, recently inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Rogava perfects his techniques daily. Another fighter under Joe’s wing is Gurgen “Big Gug” Hovhannisyan (4-0, 4 KOs), a top-contender Armenian heavyweight. Not to forget, Goossen has honed the skills of world champions like Diego Corrales, Shane Mosley, and Amir Khan.

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Goossen’s introduction to Rogava was rather accidental. Rogava was initially brought in for sparring with Hovhannisyan, who had a scheduled fight with ex-world heavyweight champ, Charles Martin. That fight fell through, but Goossen spotted a diamond in the rough. Reflecting on his find, Goossen said, “Rogava’s amateur foundation is evident. I’ve nicknamed him ‘Mr. T’. On the outside, he’s gentle, but inside the ring, he’s a force to reckon with – aggressive, adept, and always on the offensive.”

Rogava’s past, particularly his Olympic stint, gives him an edge. Goossen appreciates his dedication, stating, “His Olympic experience is golden. Couple that with his discipline and talent, and you have a future champion. I appreciate his fighting style – impactful punches, precision, and resilience.”

Born in Georgia, 30-year-old Rogava was part of the celebrated Ukrainian amateur boxing squad, a program that gave the boxing world legends like Wladimir Klitschko and Vasily Lomachenko. Representing Ukraine, he graced the boxing ring at the 2020 Olympic Games in London.

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Rogava embarked on his professional boxing journey on April 10, 2021, claiming victory over Petar Mrvalj in the initial round in Kyiv. Shortly after, in Cologne, Germany, he triumphed over Michael Bassett, who threw in the towel after two rounds of a scheduled six-round duel.

In a recent outing in France, fans witnessed Rogava’s sheer power as he defeated Demir Gulamic in the second round. This just goes on to show that with every fight, Rogava’s noise in the boxing division is growing louder, promising an exciting future ahead.