Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

BJ Flores-Beibut Shumenov, WBA Title on Broner-Porter

By Rick Reeno

The date and venue has been set. BoxingScene.com has been advised that a cruiserweight battle between BJ Flores (31-1-1, 20KOs) and Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10KOs) has been finalized for June 20th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with the vacant interim-WBA championship at stake. The Premier Boxing Champions card is headlined by a welterweight bout between former champions Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter.

The winner will fall in line for a title shot against current champion Denis Lebedev of Russia.

The fight was originally being targeted for June 12th in Chicago. That entire card was changed around when WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck was removed from the event. The initial plan was to have Huck headline against mandatory challenger Krzysztof Glowacki, and then Huck (provided he wins) would face the winner of Flores-Shumenov at a later card.

Flores was very active in 2014, returning after a near two year layoff and picking up three wins. Shumenov, a former champion at 175-pounds, lost a decision to Bernard Hopkins last April. He made his debut at cruiserweight in December with a fifth round stoppage of Bobby Thomas Jr.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-29-2015

Flores trying 2 get a title given 2him w/ a padded record of virtually no 1...

Comment by Foreign Soil on 05-29-2015

[QUOTE=RonnieHornschuh;15737298]This fight is more than a joke. BJ Flores did absolutely nothing to get even a top 15 ranking. He beat Kevin Engel, a LHW club fighter, and a guy that got beat by Engel and some other bum, that…

Comment by RonnieHornschuh on 05-29-2015

This fight is more than a joke. BJ Flores did absolutely nothing to get even a top 15 ranking. He beat Kevin Engel, a LHW club fighter, and a guy that got beat by Engel and some other bum, that…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 05-29-2015

Lol... How is this a title fight? Didn't the WBA repeatedly say they're getting rid of interim belts? Looks like Shumenov has the WBA in his pockets once again and a chance for BJ, although slim, to pick up some…

Comment by The Smash on 05-28-2015

[QUOTE=sicko;15736181]That is a solid Cruiserweight Match Up! I haven't watched a Cruiserweight Fight since probably Yoan Hernandez vs Tony Ross :nonono:[/QUOTE] Troy Ross? Yeah, that fight was a huge robbery. The referee and judging were disgraceful.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Pacquiao: Khan, Crawford, Lomachenko All Potential Opponents Callum Johnson Warns: Beterbiev Will Know He's Been in a Fight! Liam Smith Confident of Shocking Jaime Munguia, Explains Why British and English Title News: Askin vs. Okolie Sent To Bids Pacquiao Wants Next Fight In U.S.; Arum Says Tax Debt Not $20M Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao's Win Proves He's Not Past It! Pacquiao: If Mayweather Comes Back - Let's Do a Second One! Pacquiao's Win Over Matthysse A Blessing And A Curse Atlas: Pacquiao Beat a Heavy Bag; Diminished Matthysse Quit! Pacquiao: Matthysse Was Hurt From The Punches, Looked Scared Pacquiao Says Buboy Warned Him To Avoid 'Marquez' Mistakes Jose Pedraza Expects a Very Tough Outing With Ray Beltran Manny Pacquiao: Do I Look Old? I'm Back! Lucas Matthysse is Not Sure About The Future of His Career Usyk: I Have No Fear of Fighting Murat Gassiev in Russia Jeff Horn Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For a Rematch Pacquiao: From Round 1, I Knew He Couldn't Handle My Power! Brandon Cook: Brook Fight is Off, Brook Has Ankle Injury Pacquiao Gives High Praise To Buboy as New Head Trainer RBF Exec: We Secured QF/SF Fights For The WBSS Season 2 Pacquiao: Like I Said - I'm Not Gone From Boxing, I'm Still Here! Photos: Pacquiao Crushes Matthysse For First KO Win Since 09 Photos: Regis Prograis Breaks Down Velasco For TKO, WBSS Slot Photos: Teofimo Lopez Beats Down, Stops William Silva Rocky Fielding: I'd Love An ECHO Arena Defense of WBA Title Philippines Prez Wants Pacquiao To Retire on Back of Big Win Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao: It Was a Long Time Ago Since I've Done That! Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao Knocks Matthysse Out in Seventh For WBA Belt Pacquiao vs. Matthysse - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jhack Tepora Drops, Stops Edivaldo Ortega in Ninth Round Canizales KOs Bin in 12th Round, Retains Light Flyweight Title Mthalane Gets Off The Floor To Edge Waseem For IBF Title Regis Prograis Stops Juan Jose Velasco, Secures WBSS Spot Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Drops Silva Three Times, Knocks Him Out In Sixth Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse: Stats & Stakes Velasco: Pressure's On Prograis; I'll Prove the Experts Wrong Rocky Fielding Blasts Out Tyron Zeuge in Five, Wins WBA Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement