The Deputy Prime Minister RSO-Alania Boris Canan, and Murat Gassiev, head of RSO-Alania Vyacheslav Bitarov first coach Vitaly Slanov Gassieva and acting Minister of physical culture and sport of North Ossetia-Alania Khasan Baroev

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VLADIKAVKAZ, July 27. /TASS/. Russian boxer Murat Gassiev and his coach Vitaly Slanov received from the head of North Ossetia Vyacheslav Bitarova certificates for land for housing in Vladikavkaz. About it on Friday reports a press-service of head and government of the Republic.

“In recognition of outstanding achievements in professional sport, the head of the Republic presented the Murat Gassiev and Vitaly Slanov gifts – certificates on acquisition of land plots for construction of houses in Vladikavkaz”, – stated in the message.

Murat Gassiev said, I am grateful to the leadership of the Republic, the numerous fans for support during the critical battle, and after it . “Despite the loss, the support of my countrymen has not diminished. This is especially valuable for me. In the future I will try to please their only win,” – said the athlete.

On July 21, the Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik defeated Gassieva by unanimous decision in the final of the first draw of the world Boxing series (WBSS) and became the world champion under versions of the world Boxing Council (WBC), world Boxing organization (WBO), world Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) in weight to 90,71 kg.

Vyacheslav Bitarov thanked Gassieva for the fight and noted that he does not believe the outcome of the match losing to countryman. “It was an interesting and entertaining fight between two strong and worthy opponents. But in sports, as in life, the road is not always straight-forward,” – said the head of the Republic.