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Photos: Dillian Whyte, Mariusz Wach - Face To Face at Presser

An iconic fight needs a spectacular venue and few can compare to the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia which is now ready for a historic night as the Clash On The Dunes sees World Champion Andy Ruiz Jr take on Anthony Joshua. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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The first-ever Heavyweight World Title fight to take place in the Middle East will be staged in the custom-built 15,000 seat Diriyah Arena in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site, known as the home of heroes and kings.

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The Diriyah Arena has been constructed by 175 staff working tirelessly to transform the 10,000 sq m site, which includes 295 tonnes of steel, which would stretch 57km. Work began on October 7, just two months out, with 3,000 sqm of scaffolding needed to complete the work.

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On the night more than 2,000 staff will ensure proceedings run smoothly in the arena, 95 percent of which is reusable, and which will take a month to take down.

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Joshua will be looking to regain his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts after suffering defeat to Ruiz in New York earlier this year, but the British Heavyweight will have the backing of thousands of UK fans joining boxing enthusiasts from more than 60 countries across the world.

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Fans will approach the Diriyah Arena via the Diriyah Oasis, a huge sprawling entertainment hub which includes ice-skating outdoors, sky diving, jetski-ing and ziplining among a host of activities on offer. The Diriyah Oasis is split into the four zones – Nature, Imagination, Reflection, Excitement- giving families a place to come together, and at its heart lies an astonishing grand installation by world-renowned Italian artist, Edoardo Tresoldi.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jkp on 12-05-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20230133]VADA the gold standard of testing said Whyte is clean. One can only assume that either VADA is lying or Whyte is clean and being sidelined for the longest time in history for speaking out.[/QUOTE] A truly idiotic statement. Takes…

Comment by Jkp on 12-05-2019

[QUOTE=4truth;20229346]They are definitely trying to play that side up to draw attention away from 39 year old Wach's recent record. This should be a very easy fight for Whyte, similar to his great victory over the hapless 39 year old…

Comment by Superbee on 12-04-2019

I hope Whyte's corner don't forget to swap them gloves right before the fight without telling anyone... That would be a great innovative idea... Oh wait!!!

Comment by Cool Scant on 12-04-2019

War Wach 🤷🏾*♂️

Comment by REDEEMER on 12-04-2019

Will be difficult on short notice ,this will go 12. Not easy fighting 6’7 guys . Whyte UD.

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