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Professional boxing debut in Abu Dhabi

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The first professional boxing competition in Abu Dhabi is scheduled for later this year.

The first of the fights for the ‘Thursday Night Fights’ series has been scheduled for October 17.

The inaugural fight will feature top boxers from the international scene as well local and regional boxing stars, reported Gulf News.

The big names at the competition include former British heavyweight champion and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Danny Williams and Moroccan welterweight champion Said Ouali along with Dubai’s Mohammad Ali Bayat.
Ouali, who attended Adise 2013, has been ranked in the top 10 in his weight class.

This is the first time that Abu Dhabi will host a live professional boxing event. Previous professional boxing events that have been produced in the UAE have been hosted in Dubai and Sharjah.