Shakhram Giyasov-Christian Gomez bout added to the Canelo-Bivol undercard

Shakhram Giyasov. Picture by David Spagnolo/World of Boxing/Major Occasions

Shakhram Giyasov and Christian Gomez will conflict on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas on Saturday Might 7.
Giyasov (12-0 9 KOs) strikes as much as welterweight for the bout. The 28 year-old ‘Surprise Boy’ defeated former world titlist Darleys Perez inside one spherical and Patricio Moreno in three rounds final April.

The Uzbek star faces an actual examination of his credentials at 147 kilos within the form of the damaging Gomez (22-2-1 20 KOs). Gomez, additionally 28 years-old, has a KO streak stretching again six fights to August 2019, with two of these wins approaching Canelo playing cards in Texas.

“I’m honored to be a part of this occasion,” stated Giyasov. “For me, each Canelo and Bivol are legendary champions, however I imagine in Bivol’s victory, we’re on the identical staff, and we prepare collectively.

“It is a new chapter in my profession as it will likely be my first struggle within the Welterweight division, and I hope to carry out at my finest for all my followers!”

“My struggle this upcoming Might 7 we’ve got a troublesome opponent however we’re making ready and coaching very exhausting,” stated Gomez. “We’re coming with the whole lot. Thanks to people who all the time assist me. We’re coming for the win, God keen”

“This is a superb addition to what guarantees to be an exciting night time of motion in Las Vegas,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn. “Shakhram is seeking to make noise at Welterweight, however with the Mexican followers behind him, Christian goes to be an enormous menace to ‘Surprise Boy’s’ plans – don’t blink watching this one, as each males carry large energy and might finish this one immediately.”

Giyasov and Gomez conflict on an enormous night time of motion, topped by Canelo Alvarez seeking to change into a two-time mild heavyweight champion by taking Dmitry Bivol’s WBA belt.
The cardboard will probably be broadcasted stay on DAZN (excluding Latin America and Mexico). Within the U.S. & Canada, the occasion will probably be supplied completely on DAZN Pay-Per View (PPV).

Additionally within the card, junior welterweight contender Montana Love meets Gabriel Valenzuela, whereas unbeaten heavyweights Filip Hrgovic and Zhilei Zhang meet in a ultimate eliminator for the necessary spot for the IBF crown.

A press launch by Matchroom Boxing was used on this article.

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