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Earlier today WBA Cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11) took to Instagram to explain that his bout with hard hitting Cuban Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20), scheduled for April 29th, was going to have to be rescheduled due to a serious eye injury to the Kazakh.
Shumenov, who posted a picture of the injuryalong with a description of what had happened, was supposed to fight Dorticos in a bout to unify the "Regular" title, which he holds, with the "interim" title held by Dorticos.
Sadly this is set to be the second rescheduling of the bout, which appears to be cursed. Originally it was set to take place in February but issues involving dates and contracts forced those plans to fall through. The April date was agreed but that has now been called off.
Sadly for Shumenov this is the second time he has had a major eye injury in recent years, with another injury to his eye forcing the cancellation of a 2015 bout with former WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, which would have been a very fun bout.
Aged 33 there is time for Shumenov to continue his career, if or when the injury heals, but with recurrent injuries to his eye and with a sizable bank balance there may be questions as to whether he really needs to continue fighting, when he can live very comfortably away from boxing.