The Rage for the Red Sea event in Jeddah is getting even higher. But there’s a stacked undercard before Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight re-match, which is considered the main event; Crystal Nova vs Ramla Ali will take on and what is set to be a historic bout.
Crystal Nova vs Ramla Ali will be the first-ever professional women’s boxing match to take place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, August 20.
It’s another first for Ramla Ali, born in Somalia and raised in London. She is the first Somali woman to fight at the amateur world championships.
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Ramla Ali is also the first women to represent Somalia in boxing at the Olympics. The British-Somali boxer is the first Muslim woman to win a national title in Great Britain.
Ramla Ali and her fighting opponent, Crystal Nova, the Dominican boxer, will clash in match this weekend, live from Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Saudi Arabia. They will be in an eight-round Super-Bantamweight contest.
Nova, who is looking forward to participating in this historical event, hopes to bounce back from the first stoppage loss of her career. To do so, she will need to be the first person to beat Ali.
Meanwhile, due to unexpected travel restrictions, Tyrone Spong is unable to participate in the Rage.
Consequently, Spong will not be in the Red Sea’s eight-round Heavyweight contest. However, James Wilson will replace Tyrone Spong to fight Tabiti then.
On August 19, all the fighters will face off each other for the final time before the official weigh-in on fight night. Fight week will then be on Saturday with the undercard fights.
There will be an exceptional American rapper, Russ, performance ahead of the main event. The Ring Magazine title will be taken home by the winner of the blockbuster heavyweight rematch.