LAS VEGAS – Shakhram Giyasov’s welterweight debut went well Saturday night.

The 2016 Olympic silver medalist from Uzbekistan dropped determined Mexican Christian Gomez three times – once apiece in the fourth, seventh and 10th rounds – on his way to winning a 10-round unanimous decision on the Canelo Alvarez-Dmitry Bivol undercard at T-Mobile Arena. Judges Lisa Giampa (99-88), David Sutherland (98-89) and Don Trella (99-88) each scored their fight for Giyasov by huge margins.

Giyasov improved to 13-0 (9 KOs). Guadalajara’s Gomez fell to (22-3-1, 20 KOs).

Giyasov appeared as though he might finally finish Gomez when he drilled Gomez with a right uppercut that sent him to the canvas about 30 seconds into the 10th and final round. Gomez got off the canvas for the third time in the fight, though, and finished their fight on his feet.

Giyasov landed two right hands several seconds apart in the opening minute of the ninth round.

Gomez caught Giyasov with a right hand to the side of his head a few seconds after the halfway point of the eighth round. He landed another right hand that made Giyasov hold him about 25 seconds later.

A straight right hand by Gomez backed up Giyasov with 35 seconds to go in the eighth round.

A short right uppercut inside by Giyasov sent Gomez to the canvas for the second time in their fight with just over a minute remaining in the seventh round. Gomez got up and buzzed Giyasov with a right hand that made him retreat just before the bell sounded to end the seventh round.

Gomez caught Giyasov with a flush left hook 40 seconds into the sixth round. Giyasov landed a right hand with 45 seconds to go in the sixth round and snuck in another right hand a few seconds prior to the end of the sixth round.

Gomez opened a cut around Giyasov’s left eye in the fifth round. He also blasted Giyasov with a left hook just before the fifth round concluded.

Giyasov and Gomez traded right hands about a minute into the fourth round. A left hook by Giyasov then knocked Gomez to the seat of his trunks with 1:31 to go in the fourth round.

A surprised Gomez got up quickly and did his best to fight out of the trouble.

Gomez drilled Giyasov with a left hook that got his attention 1:15 into the third round.

Giyasov landed a thudding right to Gomez’s body a minute into the second round. He connected with another hard right to Gomez’s body just before the second round ended.

Giyasov mostly flicked his jab at Gomez in the first round, but Gomez held a high, tight guard that Giyasov couldn’t penetrate.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.