Beibut Shumenov Wins Snow Leopard Award

LAS VEGAS  – World Boxing   Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Association (“IBA”) light   heavyweight World champion Beibut   Shumenov returned home

 this week to receive one of the highest awards   presented by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the “Barys (Snow Leopard) Award   III.”

Normally given to   political and military dignitaries, the “Barys Award” recipients are   personally selected by President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev for   internationally promoting Kazak culture through, in Shumenov’s case, his   accomplishments in sports.

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Beibut Shumenov vs Nathan Cleverly

 LAS VEGAS  – World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Association (“IBA”) light heavyweight World champion Beibut Shumenov is encouraged by media reports and quotes from World Boxing Organization (“WBO”) titlist Nathan Cleverly claiming he is agreeable to a unification fight in Las Vegas versus Shumenov.

 

Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs), a 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian, and former European champion Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs) would match, respectively, a lawyer against a mathematician.

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Beibut Shumenov Takes Down Danny Santiago

World Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov explodes for 9thround TKO of Danny Santiago

LAS VEGAS (July 29, 2011) – World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Association (“IBA”) World Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov unloaded a 23-punche explosion on three-time world title challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago in the ninth round, when the fight was stopped by referee Tony Weeks, in tonight’s mainevent that aired live on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I didn’t count the punches,” Shumenov said after the fight, “but I could have thrown more.”

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WBA Champ Beibut Shumenov vs Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago

WBA & IBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov: Driven To Excellence

LAS VEGAS (July 25, 2011) – Professional boxing’s most driven world champion is World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Association (“IBA”) light heavyweight king, Beibut Shumenov, who takes the next step on his mercurial rise in the sweet science Friday night (July 29), headlining “Fire & Fury” against two-time world title challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago, on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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Beibut Shumenov Severs Ties With Goossen Tutor Promotions

LAS VEGAS (March 17, 2011) – World Boxing Association/International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov filed a lawsuit today (Thursday, March 17, 2011) against Goossen Tutor Promotions. The lawsuit asks the Nevada court to confirm that a promotional agreement between Shumenov and Goossen Tutor is terminated.

Shumenov terminated his agreement with Goossen Tutor Promotions in January of this year.

Shumenov alleges that Goossen Tutor Promotions violated its duties under the contract in different ways. The lawsuit charges breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and deceptive trade practices and seeks a judicial confirmation that the agreement is terminated. Shumenov seeks unspecified damages, including punitive damages

Shumenov is anxious to continue on his mission to unify the world light heavyweight titles and he will move forward through his promotion company, KZ Event Productions, Inc.

Shumenov (11-1, 7 KOs), the 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian, has been on an unprecedented, accelerated pace since his pro debut only three years ago, defeating two world champions in his first eight bouts, Montell Griffin and Byron Mitchell. A year ago, Shumenov established the mark for fewest pro fights needed to capture a major world light heavyweight title, defeating defending champion Gabriel Campillo by 12-round decision for the WBA crown in his 10th bout, breaking the record of 15 set by Jeff “Hit Man” Harding in 1989.

Shumenov was supposed to fight World Boxing Organization 175-pound titlist Juergen Braehmer in a Unification title fight January 8 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, however, Braehmer unexpectedly pulled-out of the match the week of the fight claiming gastrointestinal problems.

Shumenov registered a victory by sixth-round knockout against Braehmer’s replacement, Joppy, who became the fourth world champion Beibut has defeated during his relative young pro career.

 

Shumenov owns and operates the Las Vegas-based KZ Event Productions along with his brother, Chingis.