WWE superstar Braun Strowman and boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to ignite WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury
Updated 01 November 2019

WWE superstar Braun Strowman and boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to ignite WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh

  • Fury: Braun Strowman should be warned to expect a serious beating

RIYADH: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar faces two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE superstar Braun Strowman lines up against the undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury for the WWE Crown Jewel event in Riyadh on Thursday.

Fury told Arab News ahead of his official WWE debut that Braun Strowman should be warned to expect a serious beating.

Fury and Strowman go head-to-head at the King Fahd International Stadium in one of the event’s most intriguing battles, and the British boxer believes he will have too much strength and skill for his opponent.

“I’m finally going to get my hands on Braun Strowman in Riyadh and I will destroy him in front of a huge global audience,” Fury said.

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Commenting on the recent attack by his opponent dubbed “the monster among men,” Tyson said that Strowman pulled a cheap stunt on him while he was training last week, catching him off-guard, but there will be nowhere for him to hide at Crown Jewel.

“There’s only going to be one winner and, believe me, it won’t be him. I’m stronger, faster and, crucially, smarter than him, so I don’t have anything to worry about. Bring it on!” Fury said.

WWE Crown Jewel, a signature event of Riyadh Season, will also feature Team Hogan (Seth Rollins, Rusev) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin) as the two WWE Hall of Famers will coach a hand-picked team of five “superstars” for a five-on-five tag team match.

WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, The New Day and AJ Styles are also scheduled to compete. Mansoor, WWE’s first Saudi Arabian Superstar who was born in Riyadh and won the largest Battle Royal Match in WWE history at Super ShowDown in Jeddah in June, will return home.


LaLiga Academy UAE launches 2020/2021 season at new home at Dubai Sports City

Updated 05 August 2020

LaLiga Academy UAE launches 2020/2021 season at new home at Dubai Sports City

  • Over the past three seasons, Liga Academy UAE has changed the face of youth football training in the nation

DUBAI: LaLiga Academy UAE, developed by Spain's LaLiga, announced on Tuesday the launch of its 2020/2021 season, welcoming all players at its brand-new home at Dubai Sports City.

Over the past three seasons, Liga Academy UAE has changed the face of youth football training in the nation, with over 2,000 male and female players learning to play football the LaLiga way.

With the move, LaLiga Academy is bringing LaLiga’s global brand to Dubai Sports City, along with its superior youth football training program, executed to the Spanish league’s high standards, and with the same methodology that has developed the world’s best football players.

Moreover, the Football Academy at Dubai Sports City will be upgraded as a result of the LaLiga Academy high professional standards, offering young players the same training and development curriculum and methodology used at LaLiga clubs and delivered by a team of highly qualified LaLiga UEFA-Pro certified coaches.

Maite Ventura, LaLiga’s Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa said, commenting on the announcement: “With the move of LaLiga Academy, we are delighted to bring LaLiga’s brand and gold standard in training to Dubai Sports City, harnessing the venue’s world-class facilities. This reflects our commitment to advance youth football in the UAE, and we are confident that the Academy’s football program delivered to the highest standards at the hands of our LaLiga coaches, will create a pipeline of professional players right from the Academy.”

Hussein Murad, CEO of Inspiratus Consulting LLC, the sports management agency for LaLiga Academy said: “We are delighted to announce Dubai Sports City, which boasts one of the region’s best sports facilities, as the new home of LaLiga Academy in Dubai, in line with our mission to offer young players an immersive and professional football academy experience with a LaLiga high-level training and development program.”

He added: “In three short years, LaLiga Academy has established itself as a football academy in a league of its own, powered by LaLiga, and we look forward to continue growing in line with the UAE’s goals to elevate the standard of football in the nation.”

Open to boys and girls from 4 to 17 years of all abilities, LaLiga Academy, delivers the highest standard of Spanish football training, while providing a pathway to professional football careers and scholarships to top universities. Players will improve their football skills and develop their technical, tactical, physical, social and mental abilities through age-specific coaching sessions and personalized development programs.