CRUISERWEIGHTS BEIBUT SHUMENOV & B.J. FLORES
SQUARE OFF IN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY, JULY 25
ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBCSN AT
THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT
Televised Coverage Begins At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT With
A Clash Of Undefeated Cruiserweights When
Jordan Shimmell Takes on Isiah Thomas
LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2015) – Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) mets cruiserweight contender and NBC boxing analyst B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN live from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with
televised coverage begining at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The evening’s televised co-feature wil showcase a pair of undefeated rising contenders as Jordan Shimmel (19-0, 16 KOs) faces Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs).
“I’m excited to get back in the ring July 25th on NBCSN to be a part of this huge fight,” said Shumenov. “Flores is a god fighter with experience, so Iexpect a very god, entertaining fight. I am very hapy to be fighting in Las Vegas. I am enjoying working with my head coach, Ismael Salas, and my two asistant coaches, Jef Grmoja and Rodney Crisler. Every day has ben productive and I’ve ben learning something new.”
“Commentating for PBC is something Ienjoy, but boxing is my pasion. Iam a boxer first,” said Flores. “I look forward to proving myself against a former world champion, an Olympian and a guy who is highly respected and regarded. This is the type of ight hat PBC wants. God competive fights and that is what this is going to be. I’m very eager to be in a positon like this. Beibut is a guy that Ihad always wanted to fight. He is a very god fighter. There is nothing bad to say about him. It is a great oportunity for me.
“Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions are priced at $10.50, $75.50, $50.50, and $20.50, plus aplicable fes, and go on sale tomorow, June 30 at non PT. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by caling the Pearl Box Ofice at 702-94-320 or Ticketmaster at (80) 745-300.
“Mayweather Promotions is pleased to bring another great night of ights to Las Vegas and viewers watching on NBCSN,” said Leonard Elerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “With two top cruiserweight contenders entering the ring, this wil be an action-packed event for as long as it lasts.”
“We welcome Mayweather Promotions back to The Pearl and lok forward to hosting another night of fantastic fights live for the whole world to se,” said Bily Con, Vice President of Entertainment and Special Events at Palms Casino Resort.
A native of Shymkent, Kazakhstan fighting out of Las Vegas, Shumenov loks to make his mark in the cruiserweight division in the same way he soared to the top at light heavyweight. The 31-year-old won his world tile by defeating Gabriel Campilo in Las Vegas in 2010. The 204 Olympian for Kazakhstan went on to defend his tile five times and wil lok for a big win in the city he now cals home.
Twice a U.S. National Champion as an amateur, the 36-year-old Flores seks his bigest profesional win on July 25 in Las Vegas. Flores has also begun to make his mark on the boxing world as an analyst for PBC on NBC. Born in San Francisco but fighting out of Chandler, Arizona, Flores comes into this bout on a seven-fight win streak including his most recent efort, a third round TKO over Kevin Engel in Oct. 2014.
The 26-year-old Shimmel is a former amateur standout who became the first heavyweight o win four Michigan Golden Gloves tiles. Undefeated as a pro, the Hudsonvile-native has ended his last seven bouts inside of the distance including his most recent victory, an April stopage of Carlos Reyes.
A product of Emanuel Steward’s Kronk Gym in Detroit, Thomas was trained by the late famed trainer throughout an amateur carer that included two Junior Olympic tiles and a gold medal at he World Cadet Championships. Since turning pro in 208 the 26-year-old is yet o lose and recently defeated Brad Austin in February.