The Big Time theme continues with two more title bouts announced

The Big Time theme continues with two more title bouts announced

The international sporting community will descend on the capital city at least twice more before the culmination of Riyadh Season for these new boxing events
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Anthony Joshua: Riyadh Season 2023 Boxing Events

The fun never ends.

On October 28th, the fourth edition of Riyadh Season was kicked off in style, thousands of onlookers, including international celebrities watched on as a head-to-head bout under the banner of the inaugural The Battle of the Baddest took place at the newly constructed Kingdom Arena.

A world-class showdown, the international audience watched on as Tyson Fury ultimately was declared the winner and the Mike Tyson-trained Francis Ngannou admitted defeat. To keep the audience further entertained, the opening event also included a massive, live performance from talented music artists such as Becky G and the iconic rapper, Lil Baby.

And now two more iconic boxing debuts are set to take place.

Day of Reckoning

Date: December 23, 2023

Ending the year on a high, the announcement of Day of Reckoning in the final days of 2023 was welcomed by all.

With two big time title fights and a whole host of exciting undercard debuts, Riyadh Season's Day of Reckoning will see the WBC heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder go up against WBO heavyweight Joseph Parker, and on the same night, British two-time World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will take on current WBO Continental champ, Einar Wallin. 

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh

Ring of Fire

Date: February 17, 2024

After his win over Ngannou in October's Battle of the Baddest, Tyson Fury will return to Saudi Arabia in February to take on Ukranian boxing legend Oleksandr Usyk.

Billed as Ring of Fire, Fury described this fight as 'the fight of the century'. The victor will be crowned as the first, undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era.

Both professional boxers are heavily decorated, meaning both have a lot to lose; with Usyk holding titles across multiple weight classes in the International Boxing Organisation, World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association, whilst Fury has maintained his heavyweight title from World Boxing Council since 2021.

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh