The countdown has begun. In just four days undefeated Viacheslav Uzelkov (22-0, 14 KOs) of Vinitza, Ukraine will take on WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round main event of the ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” (10pm ET/7pm PT).
Shumenov who captured the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship in his 10th professional bout earlier this year made his mark in boxing history by winning a major world title in the light heavyweight division with the fewest number of fights in his professional career. Meanwhile Uzelkov believes he has steadily improved and proven that he is ready to step into the spotlight and shine as boxing’s next light heavyweight champion.
“Shumenov is certainly talented but doesn’t have the experience needed to maintain champion status. I have complete confidence that I will exit the ring on Friday night as the WBA Light Heavyweight Champion. My flawless record says it all, it more that doubles his, so I am just going to keep doing what I have been doing. I’m going to win and take this title home.”