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.
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.
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.