Rage on the Red Sea: Here's everything you need to know
An epic fight night hits Jeddah later this month…
There’s less than a month to go until Anthony Joshua’s highly-anticipated rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for the world heavyweight title. The epic fight night, now titled Rage on the Red Sea will land on the shores of Jeddah on August 20, and ahead of the x event, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know.
When and where is Rage on the Red Sea?
Rage on the Red Sea will take over the King Abdullah Sports City Arena, part of Jeddah’s stunning King Abdullah Sports City, on Saturday August 20.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are priced from SAR375 and available via halayalla.com.
Those jetting in for fight night from abroad should be sure to check visa.visitsaudi.com/ for information on how to apply for their visit visas.
Who’s taking part?
The heavyweight championship bout will see British boxing champ Anthony Joshua take on current WBA World Boxing Champion Oleksandr Usyk. The two last met in September 2021 when Ukraine’s Usyk beat Joshua in front of a sell-out crowd to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts. But the 32-year-old will have a chance to win back his titles at Rage on the Red Sea later this month.
On the undercard, a major moment for women’s boxing will see Somali-British prospect Ramla Ali become the first female boxer to feature in an official international event in Saudi Arabia, clashing with Crystal Garcia Nova over an eight-round Super-Bantamweight contest.
A new addition to the line-up will see Dubai-based YouTuber MoneyKicks (who’s real name is Rashed Belhasa) make his professional boxing debut at Rage on the Red Sea, taking on British breakout boxer Kyle Paevie, who made his debut in November 2021.
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The undercard will also feature a showdown between Croatian Heavyweight star Filip Hrgovic and China’s undefeated Zhilei Zhang in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Heavyweight World Title. Now campaigning at Light-Heavyweight level, British boxer Callum Smith returns to Jeddah for the first time since 2018 to face France’s reigning European Champion Mathieu Bauderlique in a Final Eliminator for the World Title, which is currently held by Artur Beterbiev.
Elsewhere former two-weight World Champion Badou Jack fights Richard Rivera in a ten round Cruiserweight contest; Andrew Tabiti and Tyrone Spong collide in an eight round Heavyweight contest; Ukrainian Light-Heavyweight Daniel Lapin continues his education in the paid code against Slovakia’s Jozef Jurko; and Super-Lightweight prospect Ziyad Almaayouf faces Mexico’s Jose Alatorre.