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Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs set

Updated: October 18, 2013, 10:25 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight titlist Beibut Shumenov, idle for more than a year, will make his fifth title defense when he faces Tamas Kovacs on Dec. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Friday.

The fight will be on the Showtime pay-per-view card headlined by welterweight titlist Adrien Broner against mandatory challenger Marcos Maidana. Shumenov-Kovacs, however, will not be part of the pay-per-view telecast. Instead, Schaefer ...

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