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Shumenov Says Goal is to Capture all of The Titles at 175

Beibut Shumenov wants to unify at least two of the so-called world light-heavyweight titles.

But to do so, the man from Kazakhstan has to retain his WBA title when he fights Enrique Ornelas, a Mexican, in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

It will be the fourth defence for Shumenov, who took the belt in 2010 when he beat Spanish southpaw Gabriel Campillo on a split decision. It was a rematch after Campillo had won their first meeting, in 2009, by majority decision.

"I'm looking forward to defending my title," Shumenov said. "My goal has always been, and it remains, to fight the best and unify the light-heavyweight titles."

"Some day, I hope one of the other champions will put his belt on the line against mine. Until then, I am focused on retaining my title against the toughest possible challengers, such as Ornelas."

Shumenov, 28 years old, has won eight of his 13 professional fights by knockout, losing only once. In his most recent fight, in July last year, he stopped American Danny Santiago in the ninth round.

Ornelas, 31, improved to 33-7 with 21 knockouts by winning three times last year. In his most recent outing he stopped countryman Heriberto Gutierrez in the first round.

The champion, who fought at the 2008 Olympic Games, was hoping to fight Canada's Jean Pascal or Britain's unbeaten Nathan Cleverly.

But both wanted home-town bouts, says Shumenov’s promoter, Don Chargin. "If things go right on Saturday night, we'll try again to make a unification fight," Chargin said.

It could mean a fight against unbeaten IBF champion Tavoris Cloud or another American, Chad Dawson, who has lost only once.

Cloud, unbeaten after 24 fights and with 19 knockouts, will defend his title against Pascal in Montreal on August 11. Dawson, who stands at 31-1 with 17 knockouts, meets unbeaten American super-middleweight Andre Ward in September.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rpgboxen on 06-04-2012

If Beibut can't unify why not fight against a top 10 fighter in the weight class. Shumenov-Kessler could potentialy be a good style matchup as far as alot of punches being thrown.

Comment by zimm2 on 06-04-2012

Get a job/life Tostao. Really?? Find something better to do than blow smoke up people's A*****! To say that is pretty ballsy. Your words are just that, words. Let's see if you end up eating them? Shumenov has and still…

Comment by Afactor4 on 06-02-2012

I can see him taking out Cleverly. But LOL at trying to capture all the titles. He has a fan-friendly style. Constantly throwing punches, most without much steam, chinny, etc. A fighter that I wouldn't mind having around the championship…

Comment by Rpgboxen on 06-02-2012

Ring Magazine & WBC lineal World Champion Chad Dawson would school Shumenov. IBF Champ Tavoris Cloud most likely loses he's title in his next defense against Jean Pascal and Pascal would destory Shumenov. The only titleholder in the LHW division…

Comment by Clint650 on 06-02-2012

sounds like another Sillakh. tons of confidence and high hopes. This guy can give and take pretty well. Campillo did beat him IMO but he had Campillo hurt at times as well.i expect to see good things. He has an…

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