Boxing champs Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua land in Saudi Arabia ahead of Diriyah rematch

The retaliatory clash between the British boxer and Ruiz will take place on December 7 in the historic town of Diriyah. (General Sports Authority)
Updated 05 September 2019

Boxing champs Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua land in Saudi Arabia ahead of Diriyah rematch

Mexican-American heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and Britain's Anthony Joshua arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday ahead of a press conference to promote their rematch.

The retaliatory clash between Joshua and Ruiz will take place on December 7 in the historic town of Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

“We are delighted in the Kingdom to host the greatest World Heavyweight Boxing Champion,” said Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Sports General Authority.

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In the so-called “dune clash”, Joshua will try to regain his world heavyweight title, which he renounced last June in New York, losing to Ruiz by a knockout during the seventh round.


Saudi Arabia wins gold in GCC Women’s Championship

Updated 21 October 2019

Saudi Arabia wins gold in GCC Women’s Championship

KUWAIT: Saudi fencer Hasnaa Hammad on Monday earned her country its first medal on the second day of the GCC Women’s Championship in Kuwait.

She won the gold medal by beating Emirati Shahed Khurram 15 points to 6. Princess Nouf bint Khalid, head of the Saudi delegation, said what Hammad has achieved is evidence that Saudi sportswomen are capable of achieving victory and winning medals.

Meanwhile, the Saudi bowling team started competing, with Hadeel Termin topping the rankings of Saudi players in singles competition, and earning ninth position among 20 players from five countries.

Her teammates Mashael Alabdel Wahed ranked 13th, Ghada Nimr 17th and Amani Al-Ghamdi 18th.