Boxer mimics Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after winning the first fight on the Anthony Joshua undercard

Shakram Giyasov marked his Wembley debut by paying tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after victory in the first fight of the Anthony Joshua v Alexaner Povetkin undercard.

The welterweight beat Nicaraguan Julio Laguna by stopping him in the fifth round, recording his fifth professional victory after five fights.

And the Uzbek opted to celebrate with a routine rarely seen in the boxing ring.

The Uzbek roars with delight after flooring his opponent and winning by stoppage

The Uzbek roars with delight after flooring his opponent and winning by stoppage

The boxer, who turned professional after Rio 2016, takes flight as part of his routine

The boxer, who turned professional after Rio 2016, takes flight as part of his routine

 As his rival stands in one corner, Giyasov takes advantage of the near-empty ring to pull out his tribute act.

ANTHONY JOSHUA v ALEXANDER POVETKIN FIGHT CARD

WBA Intercontinental Championship: Sergey Kuzmin vs David Price

British Cruiserweight Championship: Matty Askin vs Lawrence Okoli

Final Eliminator for Cruiserweight Championship: Luke Campbell v Ykan Mendy

WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO Heavyweight Championship: Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin

From a running start, he copies Ronaldo’s trademark mid-air twirl, before throwing his arms out to mimic the celebration.

Giyasov ended his version with an emphatic fist-pump.

Although with the main fight still several hours away, there wan’t a particularly big crowd around to appreciate it.

The fight against Laguna was scheduled for eight rounds.

However, it lasted five before the Central American lost his 13-fight unbeaten record.

Giyasov won welterweight silver at Rio 2016.

However, he lost a close final to Kazakhstan pugilist Daniyar Yeleussinov.

Following Giyasov’s fight, there are another three scheduled before Joshua and Povetkin take to the ring.

Liverpool-born veteran David Price faces Sergey Kuzmin in the next fight on the bill, before British fighters Matty Askin and Lawrence Okoli face off.

Luke Campbell and Yvan Mendy are the last pair into the ring before the headliners as they contest the final eliminator for the Cruiserweight Championship.

Giyasov stopped Julio Laguna in the fifth-round at Wembley in the first fight of the night

Giyasov stopped Julio Laguna in the fifth-round at Wembley in the first fight of the night

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