Saudi boxer Ziyad Al-Maayouf wins his first professional boxing match

By Aljohara Zarea

JEDDAH — The first Saudi professional boxer Ziyad Al-Maayouf known as (Zizo) defeated his Mexican opponent Alfredo Alatorre in the first round KO with a big knockout.

In this victory, Al-Maayouf made history as the first Saudi athlete to win a professional boxing match.

The match held at the King Abdullah Sport City Arena in Jeddah is the secondary match among the activities that precede the unmissable fight “Rage On The Red Sea”, which the two champion boxers, Oleksaandor Usyk and Anthony Joshua must compete for the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles.

Earlier, Al-Maayouf told Saudi Gazette that Saudi leaders are fulfilling the dreams of their youth.

He said he couldn’t believe how happy he was because he was in a place where he could see the boxing champions around him.

Al-Maayouf praised Saudi Arabia for its support of women in boxing, as the Kingdom witnessed the first women’s boxing match in history between two professional boxers Ramla Ali and Crystal Garcia Nova.

He said the first women’s fight in the Kingdom is more important than boxing itself, as it reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia, the fastest growing economy in the world, is empowering women at all times. steps.