Photos: Beibut Shumenov, Hizni Altunkaya - Go Face To Face

By Ludo Saenz,

The World Boxing Association (WBA) two-division world champion, Beibut Shumenov, will be measured against Turkish contender Hizni Altunkaya (30-1, 17 KOs) for the WBA's vacant "regular" cruiserweight title. The contest headlines an event this Saturday, in the city of Astana, Kazakhstan.

shumenov-altunkaya (7)_1
Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), an Olympian from Kazakhstan in 2004, retired last June due to an eye injury that required surgery, forcing him to give up his WBA world cruiserweight title. But, now healthy, he returns with more strength than ever, in search of his third world title.

shumenov-altunkaya (11)_1

Both stars, Shumenov and Altunkaya, participated this Thursday, in a press conference at the popular "Mall" of Astana, before the national and international press and the general public.

shumenov-altunkaya (10)_1
"I think Altunkaya is a tough opponent. But, I'm ready for everything I bring. I have had a great camp, two months, here in Kazakhstan with Ismael Salas," said Shumenov.

"I feel very good, because the last time I was here was in 2013. I am happy to be able to fight here in my country, on the anniversary of the capital of my country and on the birthday of our president, Nursultan Nazarbayev."

shumenov-altunkaya (9)_1
Shumenov, was accompanied by his coach, Ismael Salas.
Shumenov vs. Altunkaya is a presentation of Shumenov's company, KZ Event Productions, Inc. and will be broadcast on YouTube, on the Boxcaster Boxing Channel, from 6:00 AM ET (3:00 am PT).

shumenov-altunkaya (12)_1

Altunkaya (30-1, 17 KOs), 30, fighting from Germany for his native Turkey, stopped Mathias Reinhardt in 2010 in Germany and won, by unanimous decision in 12 rounds, over previously unbeaten Salvatore Aiello (29-0) ). The only loss of his professional career was last year against the former world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1).

shumenov-altunkaya (6)_1

shumenov-altunkaya (5)_1

shumenov-altunkaya (3)_1

shumenov-altunkaya (13)_1

shumenov-altunkaya (2)_1

shumenov-altunkaya (4)_1

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Theosis26 on 07-05-2018

Fake world title fight. His opponent is rank 70 on boxrec & has only won once vs a journeymen since his last defeat. What a shameful fight. At least fight a top 10 or 15 fighter for the belt even…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Magsayo, Brian Norman, Mendoza, Brandun Lee Back on 10/6 Lomachenko-Pedraza Shifts To MSG on 12/8, New Plans For 12/1 Gamboa: Me and Juanma Felt Marlins Park Was Perfect For Event HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds

Latest Active Forum Threads