Saudi Royal Court minister Turki Alalshikh has publicly announced that his country isn’t done hosting big boxing events, with the intention of staging even more big fights in Saudi Arabia.
“We don’t stop,” Alalshikh said in a social media post. “The people need to see Fury vs Usyk and the rematch between Fury vs Usyk. Joshua vs Fury, Fury vs Joshua, if Joshua win. And I send message from you now, the result of Artur (Beterbiev) and (Dmitry) Bivol play against (Jai) Opetaia. And the fans want to see this fight.
“I want fighters. That’s why Saudi Arabia, why not Saudi Arabia? The map is changing.”
Saudi Arabia’s next big event will be an undisputed heavyweight unification between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on February 17, followed by Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou, scheduled for March 8.