• Undefeated fighters will face each other at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island on November 5th at 13:00. • Tickets starting at AED 295 are on sale exclusively at www.etihadarena.ae
Tickets for the historic Bivol-Ramirez WBA World Championship fight on sale in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, September 19: Boxing fans in the Emirates, the Gulf States and around the world can already buy seats for the UAE's first world title fight — a historic fight for the defense of the WBA (World Boxing Association) light heavyweight title between Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto “Surdo” Ramirez in Abu Dhabi.
Event organizers – promotional company Matchroom Boxing and Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) – announced that tickets for the long-awaited bout are now on sale and are already in high demand among local and foreign fans who are looking forward to a spectacular show in which Russian champion Bivol will defend his title against Mexican challenger Ramirez.
Bivol will enter the Abu Dhabi ring on November 5 after defeating the superstar outside of weight class by Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas to retain his world title and reach a record 20 fights without a loss. his new light heavyweight division.
Tickets for the unprecedented show, which will include an undercard, start at AED295, with limited ringside VIP packages. All tickets are available exclusively at www.etihadarena.ae.
The historic fight between Bivol and Ramirez will be the first event of the “Championship Series” in a landmark partnership between the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Matchroom Boxing. According to Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing, expect something out of the ordinary, with both fighters on an unbroken streak of light heavyweight wins.
“In recent years, we have seen an increase in interest in major boxing events in the region, so we wanted to bring something really special to the UAE, and the first fight for the world boxing title in Abu Dhabi is such,” — Hearn said. “The capital of the UAE is now gaining notoriety as the venue for the world's biggest sporting events, and the Championship Series, launched through our partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, will only cement that reputation.
Given the scale of the epic duel between two undefeated boxers, where – title, and around – the undisguised interest of the public expecting a truly exciting fight, it is safe to assume that tickets for the Bivol-Ramirez match will be sold out overnight, — he added.
“Championship Series” aims to give boxing fans around the world the opportunity to enjoy the show in a new environment. Showing confidence in the emirate as a tourist destination, Hearn said the first event of the series will be one of many world-class boxing events to be held in the UAE capital in the future.
Bivol and Ramirez will meet just a few weeks after the biggest stars of basketball and UFC will honor with their presence the Etihad Arena on Yas Island – The UAE capital is hosting the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 and UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev.
All the action will take place on Yas Island, where tens of thousands of sports fans will plunge into the amazing atmosphere of Abu Dhabi. In addition to the high-energy excitement of sports entertainment, the emirate offers exciting opportunities to experience the unique culture and heritage of the modern capital of the UAE, which can be enjoyed at your own pace.