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Thursday, January 18, 2024

"Why not Saudi Arabia?" - Turki Alashikh

I'm very excited about what's going on in Saudi Arabia and the sport of boxing. Recently there were huge headlines and announcements about fight deals being made to be held in the Kingdom. Not long ago, I was sad to hear the news that top TV networks in the United States stopped covering boxing. Showtime announced that it will exit boxing programming at the end of 2023. Before Showtime, HBO also dropped its boxing coverage at the end of 2018. These are major TV networks who covered boxing for decades.

As a lifelong boxing fan, I'm happy that Saudi Arabia has become the new home of big boxing events. Thanks to the man behind this development His Excellency Turki Alashikh, chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority. Let us hear from the man himself his vision of the sport in this DAZN interview with Ade Oladipo.

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