Beibut Shumenov returns on July 7th when he faces Turkish-German Hizni “The Warrior” Altunkaya for the vacant WBA Cruiserweight Title in Astana, Kazakhstan.
It should be noted that Shumenov will return to action after two years of inactivity due to an eye injury, which required surgery, and this situation forced him to renounce his WBA cruiserweight title.
His current opponent will be Hizni “The Warrior” Altunkaya, currently ranked world number three in the cruiserweight weight class in the WBA.
Shumenov will return to action with a record of 19 bouts, 17 wins and 2 losses and 11 knockouts.
In his record Shumenov has stand out fights with the likes of Montell Griffin, William Joppy, Bernard Hopkins, and Gabriel Campillo among others.
On the other side of the ring is Altunkaya, who has a record of 31 fights, 30 victories, 1 loss and 17 fights ended inside the distance.
One of the great motivations for the return of Shumenov has been nothing more and nothing less than Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, his friend and Olympic teammate and current WBA king of the middleweights.