The allegation of "sportswashing" is levelled at countries perceived to be using sport to improve their tarnished image abroad. "If sportswashing (is) going to increase my GDP by 1%, then we'll continue doing sportswashing," the crown prince told Fox News. Saudi Arabia has made massive investments in soccer, golf Formula One, boxing and tennis in recent years through its Public Wealth Fund, which is chaired by the crown prince, the kingdom's de facto ruler since 2015.
Hitchins competed in the 2016 Olympic Games and he's unbeaten as a pro, but he still hasn't fought for a world title. That hasn't diminished his faith and he believes it's a matter of time.
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou did their best Thursday at a news conference in London to sell their Oct. 28 heavyweight boxing match that is set to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Canelo Alvarez will meet Jermell Charlo on Sept. 30 and is at least open to the idea of meeting pound-for-pound No. 1 Terence Crawford.