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Shumenov’s TV debut in N. America

by on Jun.02, 2009, under Boxing News

Beibut Shumenov

Beibut Shumenov

LAS VEGAS  – The North American television debut of light heavyweight sensation Beibut Shumenov starts tomorrow and continues this summer with airings of the taped May 9th show from Shumenov’s hometown of Chimkent, Kazakhstan.

2004 Kazakhstan Olympian Shumenov (8-0, 6 KOs), 2008 WBC Asian Boxing Council Organization’s Boxer of the Year, captured the vacant IBA World title with an impressive  fourth-round stoppage of former two-time world champion Byron “Slama from Bama” Mitchell (27-5-1, 20 KOs). Shumenov also successfully defended his WBO Asia Pacific, WBC Asian Boxing Council and PABA Interim titles.

 Already rated No. 6 by the WBO No. 7 by the WBA, and No. 16 by the WBC, the 25-year-old Shumenov has defeated two former world champions, Mitchell and Montell Griffin, in addition to world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza.

Also scheduled to air on the show promoted by KZ Event Productions, owned by Beibut and Chingis Shumenov, are former IBF light middleweight Roman “Made In Hell” Karmazin’s (39-3-1, 24 KOs) fourth-round knockout of Luis “Tyson” Augusto Dos Santos (24-16, 20 KOs); former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley’s (34-11, 20 KOs) victory by eighth-round TKO versus former Brazilian lightweight champion Sidney Siqueira (12-4-1, 7 KOs); four-time Uzbekistan National amateur champion Gayrat Ahmedov’s (11-0-1, 7 KOs) dramatic KZ Event Productions debut, putting WBC Latino and Brazilian title-holder Luzimar “Tiger of Itacre” Gonzaga (25-5, 20 KOs) to sleep in the opening round.

“We’re all excited that North American boxing fans will have an opportunity to watch our show and see Beibut and Gayrat in action,” Chingis said. “We’re planning our next show and also zeroing in on a world title fight, hopefully, against (WBO champ Zsolt) Erdei. We’d also like to fight for the vacant IBF title.”

 The first airing of the Shumenov-Mitchell show is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, June 3) at 11:30 PM/PT on Comcast California. A complete listing follows and more TV airings will be added to this schedule (check updated schedule at

 Shumenov-Mitchell Card Broadcast

 Wed., June 3            11:30 PM/PT             Comcast California

Fri., June 5                TBA                            Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Fri., June 12              7:00 PM/ET               Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Sun., Jun. 21             8:00 PM/ET               SportsNet New York

Sat., Jun. 27              4:30 PM/ET               SportsNet New York

Thu., Jul. 2                 9 PM/ET*                   The Fight Network in Canada                  

Sun., Jul. 5                 9 PM/ET*                   The Fight Network in Canada

(* also rebroadcast later that night)

KZ Event Productions, Inc.

Based in Las Vegas, KZ Event Productions is owned by the Shumenov brothers, world-rated light heavyweight Beibut and Chingis. KZ Event Productions is a full service, international boxing promotional company. Go to for more information about the company

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