WBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BEIBUT SHUMENOV RETURNS FRIDAY, JUNE 2 AGAINST ENRIQUE ORNELAS

WBA LIGHT
HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BEIBUT SHUMENOV RETURNS FRIDAY, JUNE 2 AGAINST
ENRIQUE ORNELAS AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

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LAS VEGAS (May 4,
2012) – World Boxing Association (“WBA”) Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut
Shumenov returns on June 2 to make his fourth title defense against former super
middleweight world title challenger Enrique Ornelas at The Joint at Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. in a fight that will be televised live on
FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes.

Shumenov vs. Ornelas
is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and KZ Event Productions and sponsored by
Corona. The FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes bilingual
simulcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

 

Tickets,
priced at $100, $60, $30, $25, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats
priced at $125, may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all
Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by
phone at (800) 745-3000.

 

The fight will mark
Shumenov’s return to same venue in which he first captured the WBA title in his
10th professional bout on January 29, 2010 with a 12-round unanimous
decision over Gabriel Campillo, establishing the record for a fighter winning a
major world light heavyweight championship in the fewest professional fights.
The 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian has successfully defended against Vyacheslav
Uzelkov (DEC 12), William Joppy (KO 6) and most recently against Danny Santiago
(TKO 9) this past July. In only 13 professional fights, the 28-year-old Shumenov
has defeated four world champions – Campillo, Byron Mitchell, Joppy and Montell
Griffin – as well as former world title challengers Epifanio Mendoza, Uzelkov
and Santiago.

 

An all-action
warrior who always gives fans their money’s worth in the ring, La Habra,
California’s Enrique Ornelas (33-7, 21 KO’s) has been showing off the best form
of his career since a permanent move to the light heavyweight division in 2011.
He is riding a three-fight winning streak which includes a first round body shot
knockout over Heriberto Gutierrez last December. Just hitting his prime at 31,
Ornelas came to the 175-pound weight class after an impressive run at 168
pounds, where he owned the NABF title and gave a stellar effort in a challenge
for Robert Stieglitz’ WBO title in 2010.

 

For
more information on Golden Boy Promotions, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com,
follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing
or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

 

For
more information on KZ Event Productions and Shumenov, visitwww.kzeventproductions.com or visit us on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/KZEventProductions.

 

About Golden Boy
Promotions

Los
Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar de la Hoya,
the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. In 2007, in its
fifth year of promoting, Golden Boy Promotions set a record by selling over 2.5
million in pay-per-view homes in a single night.  Also in 2007, Golden Boy
Promotions established the record for highest grossing pay-per-view homes in a
single year with more than 4 million total.  Golden Boy Promotions is one of
boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues
around the United States on networks such as HBO, SHOWTIME, TeleFutura, FOX
Sports Net and FOX Deportes.

 

Golden
Boy Promotions currently has over 70 fighters under contract, from future Hall
of Famers Bernard Hopkins and Erik Morales to current world champions and
superstars Devon Alexander, Canelo Alvarez, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia, Robert
Guerrero, Chris John, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Abner Mares, Anselmo Moreno,
Victor Ortiz and Humberto Soto.  Also included on the company’s roster are top
contenders Librado Andrade, Alfredo Angulo, Erislandy Lara, Daniel Ponce De
Leon, James Kirkland, Paulie Malignaggi, Seth Mitchell and Peter Quillin as well
as highly regarded prospects Randy Caballero, Eddie Gomez, Frankie Gomez,
Antonio Orozco and Deontay Wilder.

 

About KZ Event
Productions, Inc.                   

KZ Event Productions
is a full service, international boxing promotional company in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Owned and operated by Beibut and Chingis Shumenov, its growing stable of
champions include WBA/IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov, WBA
FEDALATIN welterweight champion Ravshan Hudaynazarov, WBA International light
heavyweight champion Gayrat Ahmedov and WBA International light welterweight
champion Alexandr Zhuravskiy.