Boxers Oleksandr Usyk (Ukrainian) and former title holder Anthony Joshua (British) held a press convention earlier than the “Purple Sea Struggle”, which will probably be held on August 20, 2022, within the presence of Deputy Sports activities Minister Badr bin Abdul Rahman Al-Qadi, and Assistant Minister of Sports activities Abdulelah bin Saad Al-Dallak, And plenty of undersecretaries of the Ministry.
The 2 boxers expressed their readiness for the historic struggle, which is the second after the confrontation that introduced the boxers collectively at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in September 2021, and ended with Ukrainian Usyk crowning the title.
Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk mentioned in the course of the convention, “I’m completely satisfied to be within the Kingdom, and we’re right here to symbolize our nation. About me, I’m proud to symbolize my nation Ukraine on this world discussion board, and I look ahead to seeing all boxing followers on August 20 to attend a historic struggle.”
For his half, the British Anthony Joshua expressed his happiness to return to the Kingdom, saying, “I’m very completely satisfied to return to the Kingdom, during which I regained the title three years in the past, in the course of the historic Diriyah match, and I’m striving to regain it once more, however profitable and dropping are two pure issues in sports activities in a approach.” On the whole and boxing particularly, it’s essential to have the suitable mindset to just accept the loss, be taught and check out once more.”
For his half, the President of the Saudi Boxing Federation Abdullah Al-Harbi revealed the technique of the Saudi Boxing Federation, which goals to achieve half 1,000,000 boxing practitioners of all types, whether or not boxing for the aim of health, boxing packages in colleges and universities, or aggressive boxing, and mentioned, “We goal to develop The boxing system, constructing the human capability of boxing coaches, judges, enviornment judges and organizers, encouraging greater than half 1,000,000 younger women and men from the Kingdom to apply the sport of boxing, and reaching about 5,000 registered within the competitions of this sport.
It’s price noting that the primary confrontation between Oleksandr and Joshua witnessed Oleksandr Osek’s victory over Joshua, in a bout that occurred in September 2021, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, within the presence of 60,000 spectators, earlier than Joshua demanded to satisfy once more, which is what occurs for the primary time Within the historical past of heavyweight competitions after 1999. The World Heavyweight Championship title struggle will probably be held on August 20, to be the second world struggle hosted by the Kingdom, after the nice success achieved in the course of the “Historic Diriyah Struggle”, which was held in Diriyah Circuit in December 2019, and profitable it Britain’s Joshua, topped the World Heavyweight Championship, after defeating Mexican rival Andy Ruiz with a complete of factors, after the tip of the final spherical.