Uzbek super lightweight rising prospect Shakhram Giyasov (11-0, 9KO) dominated Patricio Lopez Morena (28-5, 20 KOs) to retain his WBA International super lightweight title at Humo Arena in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Moreno was bleeding from a cut on the hairline from round 1. He was then down in round 2 then again in round 3 for the count. Time of the count out stoppage was 2:21 of the 3rd round.
On 24 August 2019, Giyasov fought former WBA lightweight champion Darleys Pérez in what was expected to be Giyasov's most difficult fight to date of his professional career. Giyasov knocked Pérez out within the first thirty seconds of the opening round after hitting his opponent cleanly with a left hook to the head. Pérez hesitantly got to his feet before referee Francisco Laveaga stopped the fight.
Almost a year after his last fight, Giyasov returned to the ring against Wiston Campos on 15 August 2020. After dominating the opening two rounds, Giyasov put his opponent on the canvas after landing a heavy left hook to the body of Campos at the end of the third round. Giyasov was declared the winner after Campos was unable to get up before the count of ten.