The Head Of North Ossetia Vyacheslav Bitarov

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VLADIKAVKAZ, February 4. /TASS./ The head of North Ossetia Vyacheslav Bitarov congratulated his countryman Murad Gassieva with a victory in the semifinals of the world series of Boxing (WBSS) over Cuban Unieron Dorticos.

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“For the whole of Ossetia, both North and South, for the whole of Russia – this moment that Murad had been on the ring, will be remembered for its passion and emotion . This striking match of two talented and outstanding athletes was a real gift for all fans of Boxing. And, of course, our Murat once again confirmed its status as undefeated,” – said in a statement posted on the website of the government of the Republic.

In the night of Sunday Gassiev won Dorticos knockout in the 12th round and reached the final of the world series of Boxing. The Russians have combined the two titles of world champion in the weight category up 90,71 kg version of the world Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Bitarov attended the match in Sochi, he first congratulated him in the ring after the victory. “Today in Sochi in the stands had lots of fans from South Ossetia, many watched the fight live, and it is important for us that Murat always appreciate the attention from their compatriots. I thank him for the victory”, – said Bitarov, also thanking the coaches of the Russian boxer Abel Sanchez and Vitaly Slanov.

With a record of Gassieva now 26 wins (19 by Ko) and no defeats. It’s the second time defended the title of world champion IBF, who won in December 2016 thanks to a victory over compatriot Denis Lebedev on points. In October 2017, he defended his belt, winning by knockout in the 1/4 finals of the super series at the pole Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

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