KZ Event Productions, owned by world-rated light heavyweight contender Beibut Shumenov and his brother, Chingis, announced today that it has signed unbeaten Uzbekistan light heavyweight prospect Gayratjon Ahmedov to an exclusive promotional deal.
The 30-year-old Ahmedov, 10-0-1 (6), was national amateur champion of Uzbekistan in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001. He was a silver medallist at the Asian Games and bonze medal winner at the 2002 Boxing World Cup in Kazakhstan.
“We’re very excited to add a fighter of Gayratjon’s ability to our growing stable of future champions at KZ Event Productions,” Shumenov said. “He’s a devastating puncher who fans will love when they have an opportunity to watch him fight.”
Ahmedov, who has never fought as a pro outside of Asia and Europe, is scheduled to make his KZ Event debut May 9 on the undercard of an outdoor show, headlined by former Kazakhstan Olympian Shumenov, 7-0 (5), at Khadjimukan Stadium in Chimkent, Kazakhstan.
Shumenov, the 2008 WBC Asian Boxing Council Organization’s Boxer of the Year, already holds three championship belts: WBC Asian Boxing Council, WBO Asia Pacific and PABA , and is rated No. 8 by the WBA, No. 9 by the WBO and No. 16 by the WBC.
His most defining victory to date was a one-sided victory by 12-round decision (120-107, 120-108, 120-108) against former WBC title-holder Montell “Ice” Griffin (50-8, 30 KOs) last August in Kazakhstan.