Olympic silver medalist Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov was in the center of attention during 2016 Rio Olympic Games with not only his high performance in men’s boxing bouts, but also his celebration of the victory as a football legend, four times “Ballon d'Or” winner Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
Shakhram Giyasov made quite the name for himself in Brazil. The welterweight boxer from Uzbekistan topped Roniel Iglesias of Cuba in the quarterfinals. In semifinals, Uzbek boxer stunned the World champion Moroccan Muhammed Rabii by unanimous decision before his defeat by Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yeleussinov in the final bout.
After the 2016 Rio Olympics, Real Madrid FC communicated with Shakhram Giyasov in order to say calm words as a respect for him. “I couldn’t meet with my favorite football player, Cristiano Ronaldo. But Real Madrid’s side contacted with me” talked saidGiyasov to the media.
“We are really happy and feel thankful that you pulled off Cristiano Ronaldo celebration in the most famous and perfect international sports tournament, 2016 Rio Olympic Games. We hope that we will meet you in person in Madrid. We will do our best to meet with you as soon as possible” said Real Madrid’s side to Shakhram Giyasov.