In the evening’s chief support bout on the DAZN-broadcast show in Uzbekistan, 140-pounder Shakhram Giyasov (11-3 including the World Series of Boxing) returns home for his first pro fight in his homeland. With over a million Instagram followers and massive popularity in his home country, ‘Wonderboy’ rose to fame after winning silver at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, adding to his gold medals at the World and Asian Championships at welterweight.
Since signing promotional terms with Eddie Hearn in April 2019, the 27 year-old has displayed his power with big knockout wins over former WBA title hoder Darleys Perez and Wiston Campos in his last fight – and tomorrow night he'll be in against Mexico’s Patricio Lopez Moreno (28-4 20 KOs).
Rising junior middleweight Israil Madrimov (12-1 including the World Series of Boxing) has made an electric start to life in the paid ranks. "The Dream" defeated Eric Walker in a final eliminator for the WBA World title in the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma last August to stay on track to beat his ‘brother’ Akhmadaliev’s record of unifying his division before eight fights. This time he faces the Democratic Republic Of The Congo’s Emmany Kalombo (14-0, 14 KOs), who has won all fourteen of his professional contests inside the distance since turning professional in Kempton Park, South Africa in August 2015.
Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov (16-0 including the World Series of Boxing) faces Mushin Kizota (11-2 5 KOs) in the 108-pound division... cruiserweight Sanjar Tursanov (2-0, 1 KO) sees action and there’s professional debuts for welterweight Ikboljon Kholdarov and featherweight Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov and... heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov (10-3 including the World Series of Boxing) looks to extend his four-fight KO streak.