In the November 5 fight, Bivol enters the Abu Dhabi ring after defeating pounds.for pound superstar Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas to retain and extend his world title unblemished undefeated record of 20 fights. Ramirez meets Bivol after winning all five fights at light heavyweight after the heavy-hitting southpaw moved up a weight class in 2019.
Tickets for the unprecedented event, which will feature a stacked undercard, start at Dh295, with limited VIP packages including ringside seating starting at Dh4,995. All tickets are exclusively available at www.etihadarena.ae.
The historic fight night is the first event in Abu Dhabi’s new Champions Series, a milestone Partnership between the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Matchroom boxes. And with both main event fighters sporting their flawless lightHeavyweight records at stake, according to Eddie Hearn something has to happen Chairman of Matchroom Boxing.
“We’ve noticed a huge appetite for big boxing events in the region over the past few years, so we were determined to bring something special to the UAE and boxing’s first world title fight in Abu Dhabi is certainly something special,” said Hearn.
“The UAE capital enjoys a growing reputation for hosting some of the biggest sporting events in the world and the Champions Series will only further enhance that reputation through our partnership with DCT – Abu Dhabi.
“Given the magnitude of this huge fight involving two undefeated boxers, there’s a title at stake and With worldwide interest in an exciting encounter, we can say with certainty that we bivol-Ramirez sold out very quickly,” he added.
The Champions Series aims to provide fighting fans around the world with opportunities to do just that experience world champion boxing in a new environment. Demonstrate global trust in the emirate as a tourist destination, Hearn has already hinted at the first champions Series event will be the first of many world-class boxing events to be held in the UAE capital the future.
Bivol and Ramirez will lock horns just weeks after the biggest stars in basketball and the UFC grace the Etihad Arena on Yas Island as the UAE capital hosts the 2022 NBA Abu Dhabi Games and UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev.