Next fight of Beibut Shumenov is not determined yet.
The former cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev of Russia plans to resume his career. Lebedev announced his retirement in July. "Denis could resume his career for the sake of the fight against Ilunga Makabu," said the representative of Lebedev's boxing team. On the Match TV channel Lebedev also expressed a desire to return to the ring.
Beibut Shumenov (18-2, 12 KOs) scored a victory over Hezni Altunkaya (30-2, 17 KOs) after the Turkish boxer's team refused to continue the fight after the ninth round in the main event of the boxing evening in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The live broadcast of the boxing tournament from Astana, Kazakhstan, in the main event of which the former world champion in two weight categories Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) will challenge the vacant WBA cruiserweight title with the Turk Hizni Altunkaya (30-1, 17 KOs).
Beibut Shumenov, dealing with a potentially career-ending eye injury, has vacated his secondary cruiserweight world title, the WBA has announced. With Shumenov moving aside, the sanctioning body also announced that interim titlist Yunier Dorticos has been elevated to the "regular" titleholder.