Tomorrow, Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Governorate of Jeddah will host the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship on the Red Sea, which will be attended by Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and Briton Anthony Joshua at the King Abdullah Sports City Hall in Jeddah. , starts at 18:00 on Saturday evening, and the main battle begins at 1 p.m.
The hosting of this fight in the Kingdom is part of the efforts of the Ministry of Sports and the Saudi Arabian Boxing Federation to achieve strategic goals to ensure that the Kingdom continues to host the most important and biggest international sporting events as a global venue for such major world competitions, in addition to diversity in the conduct of activities and programs, in the light of unfair support A precedent for sound leadership – God bless it – that has contributed to opening up new horizons for sports and athletes.
Tomorrow there will be several boxing rounds leading up to the big event starting at 6pm with a group of world middleweight boxers led by Briton Calum Smith and Swedish world lightweight champion Badu Jack. British boxer Ramla Ali and Saudi boxer Ziyad Al Mayouf.
The first fight between the boxers was Oleksandr Usyk’s victory over Joshua in a fight that took place in September 2021 AD at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in front of 60,000 spectators before “Joshua” demanded to meet again, which is what is happening for the first time. heavyweight history since 1999.
Notably, the Red Sea fight is the second international fight hosted by the Kingdom after the great success that was achieved in the fight that took place at the Diriyah Arena in December 2019, and the British “Anthony Joshua” won the world heavyweight title. Boxing championship, after defeating his Mexican rival Andy Ruiz, the total number of points after the end of the last round.