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Astana to hold boxing evening with the world top-ranked athletes

21 February, 12:01 125
Astana to hold boxing evening with the world top-ranked athletes

Beibut Shumenov will be a special guest and perform in a major fight.

Today, Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly has met with professional boxer, world champion of two weight categories such as the light heavyweight (WBA super) and the first heavyweight (WBA) Beibut Shumenov, reports with reference to the press office of the Sports and Physical Culture Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan.

During the meeting, Beibut Shumenov shared plans with the Minister concerning a boxing evening in Astana, where 16 strongest professional boxers from around the world will participate, including a member of the royal family of the State of Qatar, Shaykh Khalid Bin Fahad Al Thani. Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, who is Emir of Qatar, will arrive in Astana to support him.

It is expected that famous ring-announcer Michael Buffer will host the evening. Legendary boxers Roberto Duran, David Haye, Jorge Linares, Hasim Rahman, Zab Judah, Evander Holyfield, and such famous UFC fighters as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov as well as the leadership of the World Boxing Association (WBA) will be honorable guests of the event.   

In addition, it is planned to hold a meeting of the WBA directorate. This event is held twice a year in order to exercise authority and to solve current tasks the WBA members face. 

Arystanbek Mukhamediuly noted that holding such events in the capital matters a lot to increase interest in sports development and to attract foreign tourists to the country. He stressed that he will give full play to the organization and holding of the event.

In turn, Beibut Shumenov thanked the Minister for his generosity and contribution to the development of a professional boxing in the country.

“I think we have had an important and productive talk. The WBA directorate appealed to KZ Event productions Inc. with a request to hold an upcoming meeting of the Council Board in Astana during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the capital. I thinkп С Astana will become an excellent dialogue platform to discuss important issues of the boxing world. This event will give an impetus to the development of professional boxing in Kazakhstan and will increase interest of the youth in sports and a healthy lifestyle, “ Shumenov said.

The meeting of the WBA directorate and professional boxing evening are planned to be held in the beginning of July.  The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan, Mayor's Office of Astana and Federation of Professional Boxing of Kazakhstan provide the support in organizing the event.