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 Last update:  12/21/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
Sergey Kovalev Rips Beibut Shumenov and 'Super' Status
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By Luke Furman

The World Boxing Organization's light heavyweight champion, Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21KOs), took a direct shot at Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9KOs), the World Boxing Association's "super champion" at light heavyweight.

Kovalev is scratching his head with the WBA's recent decision to make Shumenov the "super champion" at 175-pounds. Shumenov has been very inactive, and only made two defenses since July 2011. For unknown reasons the WBA felt Shumenov was worthy of the new status.

The WBA is taking a lot of heat from the press, and the fans, because the organization is creating a huge mess with multiple champions in each weight division. Juergan Braehmer has since captured the WBA's "regular" version of the title at 175, which now creates more confusion with two boxers claiming to be the "WBA champion" at the weight. Middleweight Gennady Golovkin was another fighter who was recently given this "super champion" status, with Martin Murray and Jarrod Fletcher fighting for the old WBA title in February.

"Beibut Shumenov is a world champion only in writing. To not box for a year and a half, and then get the status of super's funny. The WBA is a [sanctioning body] that has some strange, inappropriate decisions. Perhaps the officials simply are feeding off of him, because, as I have heard, Beibut is quite financially secure," Kovalev told Championat.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

Tags: Beibut Shumenov , Sergey Kovalev


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comment by Tommy88, on 12-21-2013
Broner is a *****, KOvalev isn't

comment by ddangerous, on 12-21-2013
[QUOTE=sako5]He's annoying you because he's telling the truth ? WAR KOVALEV.[/QUOTE] This. War Sergey.

comment by takingaim, on 12-21-2013
[QUOTE=hitking]Like I said. You don't know the facts of that man's case. So STFU about it.[/QUOTE] Go away troll.

comment by Cupo303, on 12-21-2013
By the way, how is this trash talking? It's not like he posted it up on Twitter like Tyson Fury, nor was it actual trash talking. He probably got asked a question and he answered, and Boxingscene posted the soundbite. Everything he said is spot on. He probably pays attention to how many ti...

comment by 619 southpaw, on 12-21-2013
[QUOTE=greglory]What a ****ing cupcake. Man this is boxing full of unsavory people from unsavory backgrounds who use the sweet science to improve their circumstances. You ever been to a gym? Hell no you haven't butter cup. You veil your racism with disgust for your perception of Broner's life...

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