Light heavyweight titlist Gabriel Campillo will rematch Beibut Shumenov on January 29 at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and "hosting" the event will be Golden Boy Promotions leaders and future Hall of Fame fighters Oscar de la Hoya and Bernard Hopkins.
FOX Sports Net will televise.
Campillo (19-2, 6 KO) beat Shumenov (8-1, 6 KO) by close decision in Kazakhstan last August. Shumenov, 26, was attempting to win a major title in just his ninth professional fight, after blowing through guys like Montell Griffin, Epi Mendoza and Byron Mitchell very early in his career. By all accounts, Shumenov made a fine showing for himself against Campillo, too.
What I find most interesting about Shumenov, though, is that he's clearly not overly concerned with unbeaten records. He wants titles and money (he also runs KZ Event, which has gone very well for him thus far) like all boxers do, but he's moved so fast that he was risking his record when he faced a journeyman like Donnell Wiggins in his fourth-ever pro bout. You don't see guys move that fast, really. Even Yuriorkis Gamboa was babied a bit more than that.
Oscar and Hopkins "hosting" the event will hopefully help them drum up some interest, as neither of them have any name whatsoever in the United States.
Tickets for the event are priced at $150, $125, $100, $50 and $40 and go on sale tomorrow morning. You can get tickets at the venue, all Ticketmaster locations, or at Ticketmaster.com.