Turki Alalshikh, the big boss at the General Entertainment Authority, has just dropped a bombshell. Riyadh’s gearing up for a fight night like no other – the ‘Day of Reckoning’ on December 23 at Kingdom Arena. It’s not just any fight night; it’s a who’s who of boxing’s heaviest hitters!
Anthony Joshua, the two-time king of the heavyweight world, is squaring up against Otto Wallin. They’re both itching for a crack at the world title. Then there’s Joseph Parker, ex-WBO champ, throwing down with Deontay Wilder, the former WBC heavyweight honcho. And let’s not forget Filip Hrgovic and Mark De Mori, ready to turn up the heat in another heavyweight clash.
Dmitrii Bivol, the WBA World light heavyweight champ, is defending his title for the 11th time against Lyndon Arthur. And Jai Opetaia, the big dog of the IBF World cruiserweight division, is going toe-to-toe with Ellis Zorro in his second title defense.
Back in the heavyweight scene, Arslanbek Makhmudov is gearing up to rumble with European champ Agit Kabayel. Daniel Dubois, hungry to shine again, is set for a colossal showdown with Jarrell Miller. And Frank Sanchez? He’s eyeing a world title if he can take down Junior Fa in Riyadh.
Turki Alalshikh himself said it’s the fight night of the year – a groundbreaking bash bringing together world-class champions. He’s proud Riyadh’s the go-to spot for such top-drawer events.
Frank Warren, Queensberry’s head honcho, can’t believe the lineup they’ve pulled off. He’s tipping his hat to Alalshikh for giving boxing this historic chance to strut its stuff on the global stage. He says it’s a first – this much talent on one card. Fans flying to Saudi Arabia are in for a treat with all the champions and Riyadh Season’s killer events.
Spencer Brown from Goldstar is excited. Working with Alalshikh, the Warrens, Tyson Fury, and a bunch of global promoters and managers has been a blast. He’s calling December 23 in Riyadh an unmatched gift for boxing fans worldwide.
Eddie Hearn, the bigwig at Matchroom Sport, is psyched to be back in Saudi Arabia. He’s thanking Alalshikh for this golden chance. Anthony Joshua, the man who needs no intro, is gunning to be a three-time world heavyweight champion. Hearn’s betting on AJ to dazzle again against Otto Wallin. Dmitry Bivol and Jai Opateia are set to flaunt their top-notch skills on this major stage. Hearn’s eager for more mega fights in the Kingdom. He’s convinced Bivol will prove once again why he’s a pound-for-pound legend when he faces Lyndon Arthur. And Opetaia? Hearn’s expecting him to put on a show-stopping, explosive performance against Ellis Zorro. He says it’s a must-see extravaganza for fight fans everywhere.
- Anthony Joshua V. Otto Wallin
- Deontay Wilder Vs. Joseph Parker
- Filip Hrgovic Vs. Mark Di Mori
- Dmitry Bivol-Lyndon Arthur
- Jai Opetaia Vs. Ellis Zorro
- Daniel Dubois Vs. Jarrell Miller
- Arslanbek Makhmuudov Vs. Agit Kabayel
- Frank Sanchez Vs. Junior Fa