Joshua vs. Wallin, Wilder vs. Parker, Bivol vs. Arthur: How To Watch, PPV Price & Start Times

12/22/2023 - No comments


 Historic fight night sees a galaxy of stars clash in an unparalleled fight card available to watch from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on DAZN & TNT Sports Box Office for £19.99 in the UK

This action-packed night can be yours for £19.99 in the UK. No subscriptions needed. Stream it live on DAZN or TNT Sports Box Office, available on a plethora of devices – from Smart TVs and streaming sticks to tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles. Sky, Virgin Media TV, and EE TV customers, you’ve got front-row seats too.

For our friends in the Republic of Ireland, the action’s just a click away on the DAZN app or through TNT Sports Box Office via Sky – for €29.99 or €34.99 on fight day.

Eddie Hearn, the boss at Matchroom Sport:

Talking about Anthony Joshua…

“First off, we’ve got a trio of heavyweight brawls that are hotter than a habanero. Can’t wait for Big Baby to duke it out with my new heavyweight hero, Daniel Dubois, after that battle scream he let out. It’s like flipping a coin, really. Then there’s Joseph Parker, right next to ‘AJ’, looking serious as a heart attack with a crack team including Andy Lee, who’s basically a wizard in the boxing world. That’s a mountain of a challenge for Deontay Wilder, who’s practically a human highlight reel.

As for ‘AJ’, his ride’s been nothing short of a rollercoaster on fire. From snagging Olympic Gold to grabbing the World Heavyweight Championship like it was his lunch in just his 16th scrap. He’s been on a streak hotter than a streak of lightning – Dominic Breazeale, Eric Molina, Wladimir Klitschko, you name it. His dance card’s been full with the likes of Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin, Andy Ruiz (twice for good measure), Kubrat Pulev, the Usyk duo, Robert Helenius, and now Otto Wallin.

2023 is ‘AJ’s’ year of no-nonsense, belt-free brawling. Otto Wallin nearly had Tyson Fury throwing in the towel, and just clobbered Murat Gassiev. But we’ve got a trick or two up our sleeve.

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I see an Anthony Joshua who’s chomping at the bit, a guy who’s practically carried the heavyweight division on his back since his Olympic win. He’s looking to snag that three-time Heavyweight Champion title, but Saturday’s fight is no walk in the park. Teaming up with Ben Davison, I’m betting on a showstopper from Anthony this weekend.”

On Bivol…

“Big thanks to Dev. Echoing Frank, the hype for this card is through the roof. We first hit Riyadh four years back and, boy, has it changed. The speed at which this card came together was faster than a greased cheetah. From heavyweights to every other division, it’s a smorgasbord of fights.

When you gab about Dmitry Bivol, you’re talking about a boxing maestro. His win over Canelo Alvarez in Vegas? Pure artistry. He’s perched right at the top of the pound-for-pound list. And Lyndon Arthur, great British fighter with a top-notch team, he’s up to bat this Saturday. It’s David versus Goliath, but hey, we love an underdog story.

Having trouble finding opponents for Bivol?

“We’ve offered this fight around like it’s a hot potato – Joshua Buatsi, Dan Azeez, and finally, Lyndon Arthur steps up. He’s backed by the fantastic duo, Nisse and Kalle at Wasserman Boxing. It’s a true ‘chase your dreams’ scenario. Lyndon’s got a Herculean task ahead, but if he can topple Bivol, he’ll write his own ticket to the pound-for-pound list. He’s been out of the ring for a year, but he’s itching to prove he’s the top dog this Saturday.”

Riyadh Season 2023’s “Day of Reckoning”: A Stellar Night of Boxing Champions on December 23

Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), proudly announced the inclusion of the exhilarating “Day of Reckoning” in Riyadh Season 2023. This event, taking place on December 23 at the Kingdom Arena, will feature an impressive lineup of the world’s most renowned boxing champions and top-contenders from various weight divisions.

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This unique event will witness a series of groundbreaking fights, including the highly awaited encounter where Anthony Joshua, a two-time unified world heavyweight champion, will battle Otto Wallin. Both are eyeing world title honors. Joseph Parker, a former WBO world champion, is set to take on Deontay Wilder, the ex-WBC world titleholder. In another exciting heavyweight showdown, IBF No.1 contender Filip Hrgovic will face Mark De Mori.

Adding to the night’s thrills, Dmitrii Bivol, the WBA World light heavyweight champion, is ready for his 11th title defense against Lyndon Arthur. Jai Opetaia, holding the IBF World cruiserweight title, prepares for his second belt defense against Ellis Zorro.

The heavyweight division will see more action with Arslanbek Makhmudov facing European champion Agit Kabayel. Daniel Dubois, a recent world title challenger, will aim to steal the spotlight in a colossal fight against Big Baby Jarrell Miller. Top heavyweight contender Frank Sanchez will edge closer to a world title opportunity if he triumphs over Junior Fa in Riyadh.

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His Excellency Turki Alalshikh commented on the significance of these fights, emphasizing Riyadh’s position as a global hub for such extraordinary events, offering an unparalleled experience for local residents, visitors, and fans worldwide.

Frank Warren, Chairman of Queensberry, expressed his excitement about this unprecedented event, highlighting the exceptional array of talent on one card. He thanked His Excellency Turki Alalshikh for enabling such a historic opportunity for boxing to reach a global audience.

Spencer Brown from Goldstar shared his enthusiasm for the collaboration with various promoters and managers worldwide, anticipating an unforgettable night of boxing in Riyadh on December 23 – a true gift for global fans.

Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, expressed delight in returning to Saudi Arabia for this landmark event. He highlighted Anthony Joshua’s ambition to become a three-time world heavyweight champion and the opportunity for Dmitry Bivol and Jai Opateia to display their talents on a significant stage. He anticipates a memorable performance from all fighters, marking the event as an unmissable spectacle for fight fans globally.

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