Dorticos’ promoter wins Shumenov bid, eyes February dates

On Monday at the World Boxing Association headquarters, a purse bid was held in the cruiserweight division.

Caribbean Promotions won the right to promote the championship bout between the WBA World champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), from Las Vegas, Nevada, by way of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, and interim WBA World cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticós (21- 0, 20 KOs), from Miami, Florida, by way of Havana, Cuba.

The proposed dates for this fight are February 4 in Houston or Las Vegas, or February 11 in Miami.

For Caribbean Promotions, Dorticós’ representatives, Luis Fonseca and Tony Gonzalez, were present at the purse bid, while Shumenov was represented by Zach Margules of TGB Promotion.