Al-Qahtani thrilled with slot on WBSS final
Zuhayr Al-Qahtani is preparing to fight in his native Saudi Arabia for the first time on the undercard of George Groves vs. Callum Smith and believes this is just the first of many big nights there.
‘The Arabian Warrior’ (4-0) expects to draw a significant crowd on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight final having cruised to a quartet of victories in London to kickstart his professional career.
Al-Qahtani, who faces Giorgi Gviniashvili said:
“To be part of such a card is extremely exciting. I believe this is history of the highest level being made. I understand how big it is – it’s an extraordinary feeling.
“It’s great to be boxing in front of my home crowd, my family and my fanbase. This is just the start and in a way, this is where it all starts for me.
“I want to be one of those fighters in history who have a whole country behind them. Ricky Hatton had England. Manny Pacquiao has the Philippines. I know for a fact I’ll have a whole country behind me.
“I’m learning not to let my emotion to get the best of me. I was late on the bill in my last fight and I feel I didn’t perform how I should. This opponent I’ve got ahead of me will bring my name up and you’ll see improvement.
“I believe we can have a major showdown next year – I’d like to fight for the Asian title. I won’t look past this opponent though and once I get the job done, we can look deep into it.”
Press Release From: MTK Gobal