World’s first Mike Tyson boxing gym to be headed by Joe Gallagher in Riyadh


For the latest updates, news, and events of Saudi Arabia you can join our WhatsApp group

Free Umrah Packages Give Away

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for Free Umrah Packages   Jeddawi

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — In an exciting development for the sport of boxing, Joe Gallagher, a celebrated boxing trainer, is set to lead the world’s first Mike Tyson Boxing Gym, to be established in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The news was revealed by Turki Alalshikh, the head of Riyadh Season, as part of the Riyadh Season festival.

The announcement coincides with the upcoming “Battle of the Baddest” WBC event, scheduled for Oct. 28, which will feature a highly anticipated bout between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury.

Alalshikh expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating: “We believe that entertainment is a universal language that fosters inclusivity by uniting people through shared experiences and art.

“Our decision to include boxing as an integral part of Riyadh Season and our collaboration with Joe Gallagher on this exciting project aligns with this vision.”

Under this agreement, Gallagher will oversee the operation of the world’s inaugural Mike Tyson Boxing Gym, set to open next month.

The gym’s primary focus will be on the discovery, nurturing, and training of emerging boxing talents. Boxing legend Mike Tyson, a former heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer, will actively participate in the gym’s management.

Gallagher will also take on the role of training and developing local Saudi teenage boxing prospect Mohammad AI-Akl.

Gallagher expressed his anticipation for the project, saying: “I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting venture in a growing market where boxing is gaining popularity.

“Saudi Arabia’s ability to attract top-tier fighters like Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou to compete in Riyadh, and its partnership with Mike Tyson to establish the first-ever gym bearing his name, demonstrates the country’s commitment to hosting world-class events and building state-of-the-art facilities.”


Gallagher, a renowned trainer known for producing British and world champions, is a two-time recipient of the UK Boxing News Trainer of the Year award, including its inaugural presentation in 2015.

In the same year, he made history by becoming the first UK-born trainer to be named USA Ring Magazine World Trainer of the Year.

Source link

What's your reaction about this news

🥰𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝘼𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙡𝙚. 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙚𝙗𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙗𝙮 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙄𝙘𝙤𝙣 (𝙇𝙚𝙛𝙩 𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙤𝙢 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙜𝙚) 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙡𝙚.🥰

Add us on Snapchat

Follow Us On  Google News

For the latest updates, news, and events of Saudi Arabia you can join our WhatsApp group or Telegram

Find Jobs Online in any region of Saudi Arabia on  KSA Job Site