Why was Saudi Arabia chosen as the location for the Ruiz/Joshua fight?
I think it was an excellent choice i just dont know the reason behind it though
@u_been_called....i feel like thats just your opinion but im looking for the official reason from the boxing promoters. (although what you said does have a lot to do with it)
- u_bin_calledLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
If you've watched international sports or traveled in Europe over the past couple decades, you've probably noticed the rapidly increasing number of advertisements and sponsorships from businesses in Arab states.
This is because many of those states are shifting their economies away from oil and moving heavily into trade, tourism and high finance. Places like Dubai have been branding themselves as ultra modern, luxurious and inviting centers for the world's wealthy to come spend and invest their money.
Boxing's heavyweight division is still considered its "premiere" field globally and hosting an event like this simply brings more attention and prestige to the region, similar to Qatar's successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup and the number of high-profile events in sports ranging from tennis and golf to track and motor sports.
- 5 days ago
but all those checkered towels in the crowd seats lol
no idea why saudi arabia was hosting it but they did a spectacular job i feel.
- RayLv 62 weeks ago
Saudi Arabia recently opened its doors for tourism, they have had an aggressive tourist campaign as of lately, I am certain they offered the best option for the 2 boxers. AJ also regularly visits Dubai, I am sure he has connections with some Saudi's
- odlanyerLv 63 weeks ago
Tourism for Saudi Arabia and money for the organizers.
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- Sports MDLv 63 weeks ago
They put up the most money to have them fight in that location. Money talks and people listen. Saudi Arabia it is folks!
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
$$$$$, the only reason it's there.