November 15, (THEWILL) – Boxing’s heavyweight division will take centre stage in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 23, with an exciting eight-fight card featuring some of the top names in the glamour division.
The card is headlined by a intriguing doubleheader. Former two-time world champion, Anthony Joshua, will look to continue the upward trajectory of his career of recent, taking on dangerous contender, Otto Wallin. In the co-main event, another pair of heavy-hitters collide, as Deontay Wilder makes his long-awaited return against Joseph Parker.
Joshua, fighting for the third time in 2023, will be desperate to get back to winning ways after recent defeats to Oleksandr Usyk. Wallin pushed Tyson Fury close back in 2019 and comes into this bout in good form. Wilder, inactive since October 2022, still possesses frightening power, but New Zealander Parker is riding high after a dominant win over Simon Kean last month.
The undercard also delivers some tasty heavyweight matchups. Daniel Dubois, stopped by Oleksandr Usyk in August, can start to rebuild against unbeaten Jarrell Miller. Plus, rising contender Filip Hrgovic battles Mark De Mori in what should be an explosive encounter.
With other big-name heavyweights like Dmitry Bivol, Frank Sanchez and Arslanbek Makhmudov also featuring, the Riyadh card promises fireworks from start to finish. If Joshua and Wilder win, boxing fans can expect a blockbuster showdown between the two in 2024. For heavyweight boxing at its dramatic best, December 23 is a delectable Christmas present.