The Giyasov Mystery: A Rising Prospect to Watch in 2020
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Uzbekistan’s 2016 Olympic Games Silver Medalist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is Shakram Giyasov. Now a 9-0 super lightweight professional fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, Giyasov has emerged as somewhat of a mystery is the somewhat obscure 140 pounds super lightweight division.
After going 10 rounds to win a decision against Emanuel Taylor at The Forum in Inglewood, California in April 2019, Giyasov appeared to have emerged as a highly technical fighter. The book on Giyasov, at least as a rising prospect, was off in the scouting report.
On August 24, 2019, in Hermosillo, Mexico, Giyasov surprisingly emerged as a power hitter by knocking out 40 fight veteran and legitimate contender Darleys Perez of Columbia in 35 seconds of the first round. This was Giyasov’s first bout with Joel Diaz as his full-time trainer. What training work Diaz is doing with Giyasov is clearly paying off.
Not all Olympic medalists become world boxing champions. Giyasov is clearly on a good trail as a top 50 super lightweight. His potential talent to rise in the 140 pounds division is clearly a mystery. All fighters who rise to the top do so usually from obscurity. Shakram Giyasov is a talented super lightweight prospect worth watching in 2020.
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