Big-time boxing in prospect in the Gulf
The Saudi Arabian involvement in big sporting events continues, with Anthony Joshua fighting Otto Wallin in Jeddah
- Historic night of boxing in prospect in Saudi Arabia.
- Antony Joshua vs Otto Wallin the headline event.
- Star heavyweight Deyontay Wilder is also on undercard.
- Dmitry Bivol and Daniel Dubois part of huge lineup.
With Tyson Fury dominating the World Heavyweight division in recent times and with the ‘Gypsy King’ making as many headlines outside of the ring than in it with international betting sites, the chasing pack have struggled for notoriety.
However, a stellar fight card has been lined up in Saudi Arabia, in a seismic night for boxing.
British Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has spent a decade battling away at the sharp end of his weight class and he now appears to be at a real crossroads in his career.
At the age of just 32, Joshua clearly has plenty of boxing ahead of him but a tame defeat to Oleksander Usyk in 2022 left many with questions about his fighting calibre at the very top of the division.
His global appeal is very much still present though and he heads out to Saudi Arabia, to headline a superb card, which he is hoping will propel him back onto the very top table of world heavyweight boxing.
Crunch time for AJ
Few boxers have managed to transcend the sport in recent times in the way that Anthony Joshua, with the Brit a household name the world over and big business for online betting sites when he fights.
However, three losses from his last 7 fights has left many question marks out there over Joshua’s standing in the world heavyweight division.
He tops the bill in Saudi Arabia, against the dangerous German Otto Wallin, with Josuha having vocalized that a loss here could spell the end of his career.
Wait for Wilder fight continues
Whilst it is Otto Wallin that lines up against Anthony Joshua, the prospect of Joshua fighting Deyontay Wilder is one that has always enthralled punters and Aussie bookmakers.
However, for whatever reason, a fight between Joshua and Wilder has never manifested and with both men now well into their 30’s, questions are being asked if the bout will ever take place.
On the Joshua vs Wallin undercard, Deyontay Wilder will face up against Kiwi fighter Joseph Parker, another matchup that has the potential to be a classic here in Saudi Arabia.
Should Wilder and Joshua both prevail in their respective fights, the prospect of the two finally sharing a ring may not be too far away in 2024.
An undercard like no other
The influx of Saudi Arabian investment in sport has been felt across football, golf and tennis and it would seem boxing is the latest sport to be backed to the hilt.
Fights such as this normally have their own billing with online betting sites and with so many big names sharing a card, it promises to be an unforgettable event in the Gulf.
Away from the obvious headlines of Anthony Joshua and Deyontay Wilder, Dmitri Bivol will be putting his light-heavyweight championship on the line against Lyndon Arthur, whilst Brit Daniel Dubois takes on Jarell Miller in another whopping heavyweight clash.
Big boxing bouts generate huge amounts of interest with punters at online betting sites and there is an incredible card of bouts lined up in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua headlines the bill, as he seeks to get his career back on track and with the likes of Deyontay Wilder and Dmitri Bivol on the undercard, boxing betting fans have plenty to get stuck into with this historic card.