Shakhram Giyasov Stops Laguna in Five Rounds

By Elliot Foster

Shakhram Giyasov kept hold of his undefeated record in style.

The Uzbek is an Olympic silver medallist and moved to 5-0 in the paid ranks, adding a fourth stoppage.

Giyasov, an Olympic silver medallist from Rio in 2016, was in action over eight scheduled rounds at Wembley Stadium.

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He kicked off the supporting cast of Anthony Joshua’s WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO world heavyweight title defence against Russia’s once-defeated former WBC Silver champion Alexander Povetkin, exclusively live Stateside on DAZN and in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office.

And after 38 seconds of the fourth round, the 25-year-old took out Julio Laguna of Nicaragua.

Laguna, in defeat, lost his unbeaten record, having previously held a ledger of 14-0 with 10 early finishes.

Brooklyn-based Giyasov, part of the same promotional outfit as Povetkin, will now be hoping to return to the ring sooner rather than later and continue his rise in the professional ranks following on from his glittering amateur career which included a gold medal in 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championship and a gold medal at last year’s Tashkent Asian Games in the welterweight division.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 09-22-2018

I wonder if Giyasov will try to make a run at 140 first. It would not be a bad idea; that's assuming he can make the weight. For his last two fights he weighed in the low 140's.

Comment by Adamsc151 on 09-22-2018

Shakram looks the real deal, much more entertsining to watch than Danyar the "Kazakh Thunder".

Comment by DuckAdonis on 09-22-2018

Why were they not showing these figts on their youtube channel ?

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