Unbeaten Uzbek prospect Shakhram Giyasov (9-0, 7) [Shahram G‘iyosov] had his next bout announced yesterday. On paper it's not an awful match, but in reality it's one that Giyasov should win, and should look good winning.
The talented Uzbek, who won a Silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, will be up against Mexican foe Francisco Hernandez Rojo (22-3, 15) and on paper it really does look a great bout. Especially when you consider Giyasov hasn't fought in the pro's since last August, when he beat Darleys Perez in just 41 seconds. Sadly however scratching beneath his record Rojo looks less than suitable for a top prospect to face off with.
The Mexican hasn't fought since August 2018, when he stopped Galvis Guerra. Whilst American fans may remember him from a close loss to Ryan Martin in September 2017 that was one of only 3 bouts he's had in 36 months, and lets be honest Ryan Martin was made to look a long way removed from world class when he was beaten by Josh Taylor in the WBSS.
Although not old we do worry that Rojo's inactivity, and the fact he seems to get his best results at Lightweight rather than Light Welterweight, he is still not a terrible opponent, though we don't imagine he will be a test for Giyasov.
This bout is set to take place on August 15th in Tulsa as part of a Matchroom card which will feature a mouth watering main event, between WBC Flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez and mandatory challenger McWilliams Arroyo, and a really good chief support bout between Cecilia Braekhus and Jessica McCaskill. The show is also set to be the first Matchroom US card, following the on going global situation.
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