Probellum returns to Dubai in March for a weekend of action and top-level boxing, staged over two consecutive nights with a card featuring a combination of current and former world champions, Olympic medalists and wildly talented young fighters.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, located in The Irish Village, in partnership with Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, will host Probellum’s first shows of the year on March 18-19 – and one of the biggest ever boxing shows in the UAE.
The main and co-main event for the first night are announced this week, while two fantastic fights on the second night top the list, with IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards (17-0, 4 knockouts), of the UK, who are defends title against Muhammad Waseem (12-1, 8 knockouts), one of Pakistan’s greatest boxing stars, in the header match.
That will be preceded by an intriguing clash between Irish WBO intercontinental super lightweight champion Tyrone McKenna (22-2-1, 6 knockouts) and Regis Prograis (26-1, 22 knockouts), the American former super lightweight world champion who signed to Probellum in October. .
Probellum returns to Dubai after the successful inaugural event, which took place in December at the Coca-Cola Arena, hosted by legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer.
“We are absolutely delighted to return to Dubai for our first event of 2022,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.
“Probellum has made a huge impact in the boxing world in a short space of time and we have some big plans for this year, starting with these two history-making shows in Dubai.
“There was a fantastic response to our very first event, which took place in Dubai late last year, and we know there is a huge appetite for boxing in the city.
“These two shows will feature many top quality fighters from around the world, including Sunny Edwards, Muhammad Waseem, Tyrone McKenna and Regis Prograis. We would encourage fans to get tickets early to ensure they don’t miss out on what is sure to be another fantastic event.”
With the shows taking place over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there will be an Irish theme to the proceedings and more of the country’s most impressive boxers, in addition to McKenna, will be confirmed for the event in the coming weeks.
Leading up to the event there will be a week-long entertainment schedule, including public training sessions, press conferences and weigh-ins, along with a series of activations, while The Irish Village will introduce special offers for fans who purchase tickets to Fight Night.