Shumenov (left) vs. Campillo in 2010
|Real name||Beibut Shumenov|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
19 August 1983 |
|Wins by KO||9|
Shumenov represented Kazakhstan in the 2004 Summer Olympics. His results were:
Shumenov moved to the United States and based himself in Las Vegas where he turned professional in March 2007. In his debut in North Carolina, Shumenov defeated Walter Edwards with a knockout in the first round. He followed this up with another two knockout wins within 4 months.
In March 2008, Shumenov returned to Kazakhstan to fight American Donnell Wiggins for the vacant WBC Asian and interim PABA light heavyweight titles. Shumenov quickly dispatched the experienced Wiggins with a second round knockout and the next month beat former US national Golden Gloves champion Lavell Finger in the first round to add the vacant WBO Asia Pacific title to his WBC Asian and interim PABA titles.
Shumenov's most high profile fight came in August 2008 when he faced from world champion Montell Griffin in Chimkent, Kazakhstan to defend his regional WBC and WBO titles. Shumenov was taken to the scorecards for the first time in his career but won the fight clearly winning every round on all three judges cards.
On 15 August 2009 and only 8 professional bouts on his record Shumenov received a shot at the WBA belt when he took on the Spaniard Gabriel Campillo. The fight took place in Shumenov's home country of Kazakhstan and resulted in the first loss of his career when Campillo was declared the winner by majority decision. A rematch took place on 9 January 2010, with the result being reversed this time and Shumenov declared the winner by what was considered an extremely controversial split decision. With this victory Shumenov became the quickest man ever to win a world title in the light heavyweight division, beating the record of 15 fights set by Jeff Harding in 1989.
Shumenov made the first defense of his title on 23 July 2010 when he won a unanimous decision against the previously undefeated Viacheslav Uzelkov. Shumenov then arranged to have a unification fight with the then WBO champion Jürgen Brähmer, the fight was scheduled to take place in Kazakhstan 8 January 2011. However just days before the fight was due to take place Brähmer left Kazakhstan and returned to Germany, citing illness as his reason for dropping out of the fight. In his place former middleweight world champion William Joppy stepped in at short notice, and was knocked out by Shumenov in the 6th round.
Shumenov is now expected to face Bernard Hopkins in a unification bout on April 19, 2014, where Shumenov's WBA (Super) and IBA Light Heavyweight titles will be on the line, as well as Hopkins's IBF Light Heavyweight title.
Following on from his earlier efforts to unify the titles, in June 2011 Shumenov expressed an interest in a possible 4 man tournament between himself and the other current beltholders (newly crowned WBO champion Nathan Cleverly, IBF champion Bernard Hopkins and the WBC/Ring Magazine champion Chad Dawson).
Professional boxing record
|14 Wins (9 knockouts, 5 decisions), 1 Losses (0 by knockout, 1 by decision), 0 Draws |
|N/A||N/A||Bernard Hopkins||N/A||- (12)||2014-04-19||DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, United States||Defending WBA (Super) and IBA Light Heavyweight titles.
For IBF Light Heavyweight title.
|Win||14-1||Tomáš Kovács||TKO||3 (12)||2013-12-14||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States||Retained WBA (Super) and IBA Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||13-1||Enrique Ornelas||UD||12||2012-06-02||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Retained WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||12-1||Danny Santiago||TKO||9 (12)||2011-07-29||South Point Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Retained WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||11-1||William Joppy||KO||6 (12)||2011-01-08||Sport Palace, Shymkent, Kazakhstan||Retained WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||10-1||Viacheslav Uzelkov||UD||12||2010-07-23||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, United States||Retained WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||9-1||Gabriel Campillo||SD||12||2010-01-29||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Retained IBA Light Heavyweight title. Won WBA Light Heavyweight title.|
|Loss||8-1||Gabriel Campillo||MD||12||2009-08-15||Sport Complex “Daulet”, Astana, Kazakhstan||For WBA Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||8-0||Byron Mitchell||TKO||4 (12)||2009-05-09||Stadium Khadjimukan, Shymkent, Kazakhstan||Won vacant IBA Light Heavyweight title.
Retained WBC Asian Boxing Council, WBO Asia Pacific & Interim PABA Light Heavyweight titles.
|Win||7-0||Epifanio Mendoza||UD||10||2008-12-13||Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington, United States|
|Win||6-0||Montell Griffin||UD||12||2008-08-02||Stadium Khadjimukan, Shymkent, Kazakhstan||Retained WBC Asian Boxing Council & WBO Asia Pacific Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||5-0||Lavell Finger||KO||1 (12)||2008-04-22||Arman, Shymkent, Kazakhstan||Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Light Heavyweight title.
Retained WBC Asian Boxing Council & Interim PABA Light Heavyweight titles.
|Win||4-0||Donnell Wiggins||KO||2 (12)||2008-04-10||Arman, Shymkent, Kazakhstan||Won vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council & Interim PABA Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||3-0||Shannon Miller||TKO||4 (6)||2008-03-21||Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||2-0||Cedric Howard||KO||1 (4)||2008-02-22||Xtreme Indoor Karting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||1-0||Walter Edwards||TKO||1 (4)||2007-11-17||Wilson Gymnasium, Wilson, North Carolina, United States||Professional debut.|
- Boxrec. "Beibut Shumenov". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
- "Shumenov seeks Cleverly US bout". BBC News.
- Beibut Shumenov's Professional Boxing Record – BoxRec.com
|WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
January 29, 2010 – October 8, 2013
Title next held byJürgen Brähmer
Title last held byAntonio Tarver
|WBA Light Heavyweight Super Champion
October 8, 2013 – present