News: Beibut Shumenov; Ballroom Boxing; Tinley Park Rumble

LAS VEGAS (June 2, 2009) – The North American television debut of light heavyweight sensation Beibut Shumenov starts tomorrow and continues this summer with airings of the taped May 9th show from Shumenov’s hometown of Chimkent, Kazakhstan. 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian Shumenov (8-0, 6 KOs), 2008 WBC Asian Boxing Council Organization’s Boxer of the Year, captured the vacant IBA World title with an impressive fourth-round stoppage of former two-time world champion Byron “Slama from Bama” Mitchell (27-5-1, 20 KOs).. Shumenov also successfully defended his WBO Asia Pacific, WBC Asian Boxing Council and PABA Interim titles.

Already rated No. 6 by the WBO No. 7 by the WBA, and No. 16 by the WBC, the 25-year-old Shumenov has defeated two former world champions, Mitchell and Montell Griffin, in addition to world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza.

Also scheduled to air on the show promoted by KZ Event Productions, owned by Beibut and Chingis Shumenov, are former IBF light middleweight Roman “Made In Hell” Karmazin’s (39-3-1, 24 KOs) fourth-round knockout of Luis “Tyson” Augusto Dos Santos (24-16, 20 KOs); former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley’s (34-11, 20 KOs) victory by eighth-round TKO versus former Brazilian lightweight champion Sidney Siqueira (12-4-1, 7 KOs); four-time Uzbekistan National amateur champion Gayrat Ahmedov’s (11-0-1, 7 KOs) dramatic KZ Event Productions debut, putting WBC Latino and Brazilian title-holder Luzimar “Tiger of Itacre” Gonzaga (25-5, 20 KOs) to sleep in the opening round.

“We’re all excited that North American boxing fans will have an opportunity to watch our show and see Beibut and Gayrat in action,” Chingis said. “We’re planning our next show and also zeroing in on a world title fight, hopefully, against (WBO champ Zsolt) Erdei. We’d also like to fight for the vacant IBF title.”

The first airing of the Shumenov-Mitchell show is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, June 3) at 11:30 PM/PT on Comcast California. A complete listing follows and more TV airings will be added to this schedule (check updated schedule at

Shumenov-Mitchell Card Broadcast

Wed., June 3 11:30 PM/PT Comcast California
Fri., June 5 TBA Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Fri., June 12 7:00 PM/ET Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Sun., Jun. 21 8:00 PM/ET SportsNet New York
Sat., Jun. 27 4:30 PM/ET SportsNet New York
Thu., Jul. 2 9 PM/ET* The Fight Network in Canada
Sun., Jul. 5 9 PM/ET* The Fight Network in Canada

(* also rebroadcast later that night)

Young Stars Headline Next Ballroom Boxing Show

BALTIMORE, MD (June 2, 2009) Tickets are now on sale as Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions and Scott Wagner’s Ballroom Boxing team up once again to present an evening of world class professional boxing on Thursday, June 18th at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Baltimore.

Tickets, starting at $35.00, can be purchased in advance, by calling the Ballroom Boxing Box Office at 410-766-7474. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Michael’s Eighth Avenue is located at 7220 Grayburn Dr. , in Glen Burnie , MD.

Said TKO BOXING’s Koerner, “We’re thrilled to work with Scott Wagner and his team once again on June 18th. With the alliance that we’ve formed, we’re able to merge the best Baltimore area fighters with many of the top young fighters from other regions of the country and from around the world.”

“The April 2nd show was a tremendous success and we’re putting together another outstanding event for the terrific Baltimore area fans.”

Featured at BALLROOM BOXING will be popular junior middleweight prospect Jessie “THE BEAST” Nicklow as well as undefeated welterweight James “KEEP’EM SLEEPIN” Stevenson in separate bouts.

The 22 year old Nicklow, 19-1-1 (7KO’s), will be looking to bounce back after losing an eight round decision to George Rivera on November 1st. Nicklow had previous beaten Rivera in their first bout two months earlier.

The heavy handed Stevenson, has won all eight of his professional bouts by knockout, six within the first two rounds. He is coming off a second round stoppage of Dwayne Shelton on April 30th.

Also returning at BALLROOM BOXING will be world ranked featherweight Matt “THE SHARP SHOOTER” Remillard, 17-0-0 (9KO’s), of Hartford . Connecticut .

At the last BALLROOM BOXING event on April 2nd, Remillard impressed the Baltimore crowd with an outstanding third round stoppage of former world title challenger Jesus Perez.

Crowd pleasing local middleweight prospect Julius Kennedy, 5-1-0 (2KO’s) will also be making his return at BALLROOM BOXING, having stopped James Denson in the fourth round on the April 2nd show.

Rounding out the BALLROOM BOXING card is the Baltimore debut of highly touted undefeated Dominican prospects; super featherweight Delvin Plascenia, 15-0-0 (6KO’s) and junior welterweight Francisco Contreras, 8-0-0 (8KO’s) Both outstanding prospects are guided by award winning manager, Cameron Dunkin.

Fighters Set To Sign Autographs At Thunderbolts’ Weekend Homestand

June 2 (Merrillville, In) – On Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc. will join forces with the reigning Frontier League champions in the form of the Windy City Thunderbolts when fighters from the upcoming sensational card dubbed “Tinley Park Rumble” will be on hand at Standard Bank Stadium, 14011 S. Kenton Ave- Crestwood, IL, to sign autographs; gates open at 6 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.

“The Thunderbolts have dominated and been the class of the Frontier League these past few years and we are definitely excited about going out to the beautiful Standard Bank Stadium,” said Octavius James, C.E.O. of One In A Million Inc. “This is a great opportunity for boxing fans and baseball fans alike to come meet some of the top fighters the world of boxing has to offer while enjoying a night of professional baseball.”

Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-2-2, 12 KOs), “Iron” Orphius Waite (5-0, 3 KOs), Ed “2 Fast 2 Furious” Ochoa (8-0, 8 KOs), Bobby Jaskierny (3-1, 2 KOs), Josh Crouch (4-0, 4 KOs) and Angel Hernandez (12-3, 10 KOs) are scheduled to be in attendance for pictures and autographs; subject to change.

Walker vs. Waite will make up the explosive main event for the “Tinley Park Rumble,” while the undercard will feature the electric Angel Hernandez (12-3, 10 KOs), Chicago’s Bobby Jaskierny, unbeaten Josh Crouch, middleweight Meegel Harper (1-0, 1 KO) and female sensation Evette Collazo (4-0, 2 KOs) returns to the ring with opponents to be named soon.

Tickets for “Tinley Park Rumble” are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at VIP $100, VIP ringside $75, ringside $50 and general admission $30 and they are available from any Ticket Master location at (800)745-3000, (866) 438-7372 or

The Tinley Park Convention Center, which is just 25 minutes from Northwest Indiana, doors will open at 7 p.m. with the first bout at 8 p.m.