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Shumenov Sets Sights High, Faces Santiago Tonight

One of professional boxing's most driven world champions is WBA/IBA light heavyweight king, Beibut Shumenov, who takes the next step on his mercurial rise in the sweet science tonight, headlining "Fire & Fury" against two-time world title challenger Danny "The Bronx Bomber" Santiago, on TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" broadcast live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

"What really drives Beibut is to be better in every single fight," commented Shumenov's head trainer, 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist Kevin Barry.

"He sets very high standards and goals. You can't tell Beibut he can't do something; he'll do it, just to make a point, and what he has already accomplished in boxing is unprecedented."

"Beibut has the fan-friendly style to become a major star in boxing," continued Barry. "Beibut is a tremendous athlete who would have been a star in any professional sport he chose. In my 25 years in boxing, I have never seen anybody as driven as Beibut."

"Fire & Fury" is promoted by KZ Event Productions (Shumenov and his brother, Chingis, own and operate the Las Vegas-based KZ Event Productions) in association with Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions, Guilty Boxing and South Point Hotel Casino and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T.

Doors open at 5:30 PM PT, the first bout at 6:00 PM PT and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30 PM ET / PT (10:30 PM CT).

Tickets, starting at just $25, are available for purchase at South Point's box office, online at www.SouthPointEventCenter.com/tickets.php, or by calling (702) 797-8055.

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displays the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

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