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Shumenov-Campillo Update!

By Alexey Sukachev and Leonid Yuryev

As it was previously announced by Fightnews, Kazakh light heavyweight marvel Beibut Shumenov (8-0, 6 KOs) will face the reigning WBA champion Gabriel Campillo (18-2-1, 6 KOs) for his title on August 15 in Kazakhstan. It was confirmed today by the sources at KZ Event Productions that this fight will land in Astana, the capital of the state. Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev is invited to visit the show and he will most probably be in attendance for this match-up. WBA #7 (as well as the WBO #9 and the WBC #15) Shumenov will try to become the third ever world champion from Kazakhstan, following former cruiserweight star Vassily Jirov (IBF champion in 1999-2003) and super featherweight Anatoly Alexandrov (WBO titlist in 1998-1999). Should he be victorious in his ninth fight as a pro the next month, Beibut will also set a world record in his weight class for winning the title in a minimal number of bouts. The pro debut of former amateur standout Abzal Adambaev (at super featherweight limit) is expected in undercard in addition to previously announced fights.

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