Saudi Boss Turki Alalshikh Pictured With Anthony Joshua And Eddie Hearn As Announcement Lingers

Saudi Boss Turki Alalshikh Pictured With Anthony Joshua And Eddie Hearn As Announcement Nears

Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn have been pictured with Turki Alalshikh in London on a Twitter post made by the Saudi Chairman of General Authority for Entertainment

Over the past 72 hours or so, boxing fans have seen numerous fights reported for the famous December 23 date in Saudi Arabia that is expected to feature Joshua and Deontay Wilder in separate fights.

It reads almost like a wishlist, eight of the best Heavyweights in the world fighting each other on the same night on one card. All the promotional and network barriers overcome in days? It sounds too good to be true.

But NoSmokeSport understands that an announcement will be made on Wednesday in regards to the December 23 show in Saudi Arabia.

The date was originally supposed to be occupied by the Undisputed Heavyweight title clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk but that is now expected for February.

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder Top Dec 23 Card

Instead, Anthony Joshua will top the card against Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder will face New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in the co-feature with plans for Joshua and Wilder to face each other should they both come through.

This could be as the co-feature to Fury-Usyk which will take place on February 17/24.

Various reports have circulated about the undercard including appearances by Dmitry Bivol, Jai Opetaia, Fillip Hrgovic, and Daniel Dubois amongst others.

Bivol could reportedly defend his championship against Richard Rivera whilst the Aussie southpaw has been approached to face Britain’s Richard Riakporhe.

Cuban southpaw Frank Sanchez and New Zealand’s Junior Fa have been linked with a clash.

Martin Bakole, Jarrell Miller, and Derek Chisora have also all been reported to appear on the ‘fantasy-like’ show.

By Darshan Desai

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