Saudi boxer Ziyad Al-Maayouf wins first professional boxing match


By Aljohara Zarea

JEDDAH — The first Saudi professional boxer Ziyad Al-Maayouf known as (Zizo) defeated his Mexican opponent Alfredo Alatorre on the first-round KO with a big knockout.

In this winning, Al-Maayouf has made made history by being the first Saudi athlete to win a professional boxing match.

The match held at the King Abdullah Sport City Arena in Jeddah is the secondary match among the activities that precede the must awaited fight “Rage On The Red Sea”, which the two champion boxers, Oleksaandor Usyk and Anthony Joshua to compete for the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles.

Earlier, Al-Maayouf told Arabian Weekly that Saudi Arabia’s leadership is making the dreams come true for their youth.

He said that he can’t believe how happy he is, because he was in spot where he can see the boxing champions around him.

Al-Maayouf has praised Saudi Arabia for its support of women in boxing, as the Kingdom witnessed the first female boxing match in history between two professional boxers Ramla Ali and Crystal Garcia Nova.

He said that the first female fight in the Kingdom is bigger than the boxing itself, as this reflects that Saudi Arabia, the fastest growing economy in the world is empowering females in all stages.

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