Ukrainian Usyk, British Joshua Compete for World Heavyweight Boxing Title in Jeddah

Saturday 1444/1/22 - 2022/08/20
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Jeddah, Aug 20, 2022, SPA -- Jeddah will host later today (Saturday) "Rage on the Red Sea": World Heavyweight Championship's rematch, which will bring together the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and the British Anthony Joshua at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
The event, which includes 10 other fights, will start at 6 pm today and the main fight will start at 1 am.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's hosting of this fight comes as part of the efforts of the Ministry of Sports and the Saudi Boxing Federation, to achieve the strategic goals aimed at continuing the Kingdom to host the most important and largest international sporting events, as a global destination to host such major global competitions, in addition to the diversity of hosting events and programs, in light of the unprecedented support by the Kingdom's leadership so as to contribute to the opening of new horizons for Saudi sports and athletes.
Today will witness the establishment of several boxing fights that precede the big event, starting from 06:00 pm, as a group of world middleweight boxers will participate, led by the British professional boxer Callum Smith, and the Swedish lightweight world champion Badou Jack, along with the British boxer Ramla Ali, and the Saudi boxer Ziyad Al-Mayouf.
It is worth mentioning that the Red Sea fight is the second international fight hosted by the Kingdom after the great success that was achieved in the fight that was held in Ad Diriyah Boxing Arena in December 2019 and was won by the British boxer Anthony Joshua during which he was crowned the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship, after defeating his Mexican professional boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr., by total points, after the end of the last round.
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