Bernard Hopkins is coming off an IBF Light Heavyweight title win while Beibut Shumenov is coming off a IBA Light Heavyweight and WBA Super World Light Heavyweight title and now is the time to unify all of those titles into one as Hopkins will face Shumenov for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF Light Heavyweight, and IBA Light Heavyweight titles in a bout that will take place at the DC Armory in Washington, DC in a scheduled 12 round bout that will take place on April 19. Bernard Hopkins opened as a -250 favorite with the Boxing odds with Beibut Shumenov opening as a +200 dog.
The 30 year old Beibut Shumenov stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall with a reach of 74 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Shumenov is a native of Kazakhstan and now resides in Las Vegas, NV. Shumenov has a career record of 14 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws. Out of his 14 wins, 9 have come by knockout and he has never suffered a knockout defeat. Shumenov is coming off a technical knockout win over Tamas Kovacs on December 14, 2013 in the 3rd round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX which was for the International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight and WBA Super World light heavyweight titles.
The 49 year old Bernard Hopkins stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall with a reach of 75 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Hopkins was born in Hockessin, Delaware and resides in Philadelphia, PA. He has a career record of 54 wins, 6 losses, and 2 draws. Out of his 54 wins, 32 were by knockout and Hopkins has never suffered a knockout loss in his career. Hopkins is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win over Karo Murat for the IBF Light Heavyweight Title in a bout that took place on October 26, 2013 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
This one looks even making the dog the call=SHUMENOV!