The former Olympian and world champion in two different weight classes Beibut Shumenov entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 17-2-0 (11 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since May 21, 2016 when he defeated Junior Anthony Wright. Before this bout he had also beat BJ Flores in 2015 (Beibut Shumenov vs BJ Flores) and he had lost to Bernard Hopkins in 2014 (Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov).
His opponent, Hizni Altunkaya, has an official record of 30-1-0 (17 knockouts) and he entered as the No.71 cruiserweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Krzysztof Glowacki last year (Krzysztof Glowacki vs Hizni Altunkaya), after this bout he has beat Niko Lohmann in 2018. Shumenov vs Altunkaya is valid for the vacant WBA World cruiserweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Barys Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant WBA World cruiserweight title
Shumenov vs Altunkaya full fight video:
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