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‘We don’t stop’: Turki Alalshikh announces plans for more big fights in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi’s will continue to pour money into boxing in order to make the big fights.

Turki Alalshikh will look to bring many more high profile fights to the Middle East.
Turki Alalshikh will look to bring many more high profile fights to the Middle East.
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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

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.

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