Shumenov Defeats Altunkaya and Wins the WBA World Cruiserweight Title – Saturday July 7th, two-division World Boxing Association (WBA) world champion Beibut Shumenov (18-2, 12 KOs) faced Hizni “The Warrior” Altunkaya (30-2, 17 KOs) with the vacant WBA World cruiserweight title on the line. The event took place in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Shumenov scored two knockdowns and dealt out severe punishment before Altunkaya’s corner threw in the towel after the ninth round with Altunkaya in distress from an apparent rib injury.
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By Marcelino Castillo.