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Riyadh Season Card To Feature Anthony Joshua Vs Daniel Dubois at London’s Wembley Stadium
Riyadh Season Card To Feature Anthony Joshua Vs Daniel Dubois at Londons Wembley Stadium

Turki Al-Sheikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, has confirmed that London’s Wembley Stadium will host the Riyadh Season Card on September 21.

It will feature heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua taking on Daniel Dubois and marks the 2nd Riyadh Season event outside Saudi Arabia.

The undercard includes six all-British fights, including bouts such as Josh Warrington, Hamzah Sheeraz, and Josh Kelly, with tickets on sale from June 28th, 2024.

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The Announcement

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This historic event was announced by Turki Al-Sheikh, the esteemed Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). His unwavering commitment to elevating the Kingdom’s entertainment offerings has paved the way for this remarkable opportunity. 

Al-Sheikh has once again demonstrated Saudi Arabia’s dedication to hosting world-class events that transcend borders and unite audiences from diverse backgrounds by bringing the Riyadh Season Card to the iconic Wembley Stadium.

Heavyweight Titans Collide

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The Riyadh Season Card promises to be a spectacle of epic proportions, with two of the most formidable heavyweights in the world squaring off in the ring. 

Anthony Joshua, the reigning unified heavyweight champion, will put his titles on the line against the rising star Daniel Dubois, a young and hungry contender determined to etch his name in boxing history.

The Iconic Wembley Stadium

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Wembley Stadium, a true icon of sporting excellence, will be the perfect backdrop for this colossal clash. With its rich history and unparalleled atmosphere, the stadium promises to elevate the Riyadh Season Card to new heights, creating an unforgettable experience for both fighters and spectators.

Undercard Electrifying Action

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While the main event between Joshua and Dubois is undoubtedly the highlight of the evening, the undercard promises to deliver its own share of electrifying action. 

With a lineup of six all-British fights, the stage is set for rising stars and established names to showcase their skills and leave an indelible mark on the sport.

Undercard Electrifying Action

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The Riyadh Season Card at Wembley promises to celebrate British boxing talent, with six all-British fights scheduled on the undercard. Among the highly-anticipated matchups:

  • Josh Warrington vs. Anthony Cacace: Two-time world featherweight champion Josh Warrington returns to world title action, stepping up to face the current super featherweight world champion Anthony Cacace in a mouthwatering clash.
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  • Hamzah Sheeraz vs. Tyler Denny: Fresh off his knockout victory against Austin Williams in Riyadh, Hamzah Sheeraz will take on European middleweight champion Tyler Denny in a battle for regional supremacy.
  • Josh Kelly vs. Liam Smith: Former British Olympian Josh Kelly will face a stern test against former WBO super welterweight champion Liam Smith in a bout that promises fireworks.
  • Joshua Buatsi vs. Willy Hutchinson: The undefeated 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Joshua Buatsi will challenge for the WBO Interim light heavyweight title against Willy Hutchinson, who impressed with a points victory over Craig Richards in Riyadh.
  • Mark Chamberlain vs. Josh Padley: WBA Intercontinental champion Mark Chamberlain will put his title on the line against the undefeated British lightweight Josh Padley.

Riyadh Season’s Global Footprint

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The decision to host the Riyadh Season Card at Wembley Stadium in London signifies the growing global reach and ambition of the Riyadh Season. 

This event aims to captivate audiences worldwide and solidify the Kingdom’s position as a premier destination for world-class entertainment and sporting events by venturing beyond Saudi Arabian borders.

A Night of Unforgettable Moments

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As the Riyadh Season Card unfolds at Wembley Stadium, fans can expect a night filled with unforgettable moments, jaw-dropping action, and an atmosphere that will electrify the senses. 

From the thunderous roar of the crowd to the echoes of punches landing, every moment will be etched into the memories of those fortunate enough to witness this historic event.

Global Viewership 

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Beyond the live spectacle, the Riyadh Season Card is poised to captivate audiences worldwide through extensive media coverage and broadcast partnerships. Boxing enthusiasts from every corner of the globe can witness this monumental event, further solidifying the sport’s global appeal and reach.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting June 28, exclusively through TicketMaster, ensuring a seamless and convenient booking experience for fans worldwide.

Inspiring Future Generations

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As the dust settles and the echoes of the final bell fade, the Riyadh Season Card at Wembley Stadium will leave an indelible mark on the world of boxing. It will serve as a testament to the enduring spirit of the sport, inspiring future generations of athletes and captivating audiences for years to come.

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WWE Experience

Riyadh Season Card To Feature Anthony Joshua Vs Daniel Dubois at Londons Wembley Stadium
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Riyadh Season has officially opened the WWE Experience at Boulevard City in Riyadh, marking it as the first immersive WWE experience in the world.

Unveiled during the 2023 Crown Jewel event, this attraction offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to delve into WWE’s universe. 

From the awe-inspiring WWE Superdome to the adrenaline-pumping Undertakers Graveyard Escape, guests can immerse themselves in various captivating experiences. 

Moreover, The Crown Jewel exhibition dazzles with a breathtaking array of historic Championship titles and authentic memorabilia, making its debut appearance for enthusiasts to behold.

The PFL and Bellator Merger

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The Professional Fighters League has acquired its rival, Bellator MMA, which has brought about a novel format in the world of MMA, where fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship each year. 

This format offers an exciting twist to the traditional MMA scene, providing fighters with more opportunities to showcase their skills globally.

The combined roster of PFL and Bellator boasts 30% of its fighters independently world-ranked in the top 25 of their respective weight class, matching the same percentage as the UFC. This statistic underscores the quality of fighters in both organizations and the high competition expected at the event.

The Professional Fighters League Stakes

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SRJ Sports Investments, supported by the PIF, has entered the mixed martial arts realm with its first investment, acquiring a $100 million stake in the Professional Fighters League (PFL). 

This move represents SRJ’s initial foray into MMA, with plans to introduce a regional tournament to the kingdom.

The PIF and ESPN Partnership

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The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia has collaborated substantially with ESPN, focusing on the Professional Fighters League. This strategic partnership underscores Saudi Arabia’s increasing impact on the worldwide sports domain. 

The agreement encompasses broadcasting and Pay Per View on ESPN+ to enhance Saudi Arabia’s representation in the global sports arena.

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