Don’t miss Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua take to the ring in Jeddah for Public Gymnastics as Saturday’s Red Sea Rage draws closer
Usyk vs Joshua on August 20 in Saudi Arabia. The match will be played indoors at the King Abdullah Sports City Arena, part of Jeddah’s stunning King Abdullah Sports City, which has hosted many international sporting and entertainment events including football , WWE and boxing.
Ticket available from SAR375 and fighting fans can get their tickets via Hala Yalla (www.halayalla.com/sa-en/tickets/rage-on-the-red-sea). For VISA entry information, fans are advised to visit the Visit Saudi information section (www.visa.visitsaudi.com) for how to apply.
Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz, SCEE President: “We are one month away from one of the biggest sporting moments in our country and today we invite fans from Saudi Arabia and across the world. The whole world came to witness history. ‘Rage on the Red Sea’ covers a dramatic night of world championship boxing and an evening to remember forever. We are proud to secure this event for our country as it continues to transform its amazing, inspiring people to get involved in sport and lead happy and healthy lives. “
‘Rage on the Red Sea’ will see Usyk’s WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts wind up in a career-defining weight class clash. Joshua was dethroned as heavyweight king by Usyk in September 2021 in front of more than 60,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on a memorable evening in boxing.
“I’m working hard in my training camp to be in the best shape possible for the rematch,” Usyk said. With God’s help, I will overcome the greatest challenges to make it happen. I want the crowd to get excited about the fight, I want them to remember it for a lifetime.”
Joshua added: “August 20 is set to be an unbelievable night for Championship boxing. For any sports fan this is a must-see, it has all the elements to go down in boxing history. Locally, I know that boxing has grown massively and it’s great to see thousands of people come to Riyadh for the ‘Clash on the Dunes’. I hope to see more in Jeddah in the next few weeks. “
‘Rage over the Red Sea’ is the latest international sporting event to take place in Saudi Arabia, which has recently emerged as one of the fastest-moving nations in world sports. Since the ‘Clash on the Dunes’ match between Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, there has been a nearly 300% increase in the number of male and female boxers in the Kingdom, with the number of boxing gyms up from just seven up 59. As part of the country’s Goal to get people involved and involved in sports, the Saudi Boxing Federation is aiming to inspire 500,000 people over the next four years. .
The fight, organized under the auspices of HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 ambitions, is the second for Joshua in Saudi Arabia and takes place. almost three years since the historic ‘Clash on the Dunes’ in Diriyah saw Joshua reclaim his Heavyweight crown against Ruiz Jr.
Vision 2030 aims to improve the quality of life of residents and visitors to the Kingdom by developing a vibrant environment for participation and spectators in sports and recreation while simultaneously working towards the goal of transitioning the Kingdom to the post-hydrocarbon era. The country has become one of the fastest growing in world sport with its increasing participation, investment in elite athletes, year-round sports schedule and commercial industry. is growing rapidly to support this infrastructure.