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Rising Stars Arabia boxing series to unveil The Dawn of Arab Boxing showcasing the UAE’s & Middle East Region’s Elite Talent

Headlining the inaugural event is the fight between Moroccan super featherweight Moussa Gholam (20-1-0, 12KOs), currently rated 14th by the World Boxing Council (WBC), against former world title challenger Matias Carlos “La Cobrita” Adrian Rueda (37-2-0, 32KOs), of Argentina, in a 10-round match. This fight marks Gholam’s debut in the Middle East; the winner will position himself as a legitimate world title contender. Gholam, who is a former WBC Youth Silver and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental champion, is eager to establish his hold as the future of Arab boxing. Rueda is a past WBO World featherweight title challenger, as well as a former WBO Latino super featherweight and featherweight titleholder, and South American Featherweight Champion.

The 10-round co-main event will pit undefeated UAE super flyweight prospect Sultan Al Nuaimi (9-0-0, 6KOs) against Jemsi Kibazange (18-6-3, 5KOs), of Tanzania. Al Nuami, known for his speed and agility, made waves with his most impressive career performance at the last event promoted by Matchroom Boxing in Abu Dhabi. He is one of only a few professional boxers in the UAE, where he was an amateur champion, and he is expected to put on a thrilling show for his home crowd.

Bader Samreen (8-0-0, 7KOs) is a titan from Jordan’s professional boxing scene and a bronze medalist as an amateur at the World Championships. Seven of his eight victories to date as a professional have been by way of jaw-dropping knockouts, each more electrifying than the last. Samreen will be stepping into the ring against a tough, experienced Mexican fighter, lightweight Jose “Cuate” Gonzales (16-2-2, 12KOs), who’s vast skills ensure a memorable fight.

Also fighting on the undercard is another Jordanian boxer, Bishara Sabbar (6-0-0, 4KOs), who takes on India’s Mohd Azahar (8-5-1, 7KOs) in an eight-round bout for the vacant WBC Youth World super featherweight title.

Other fighters participating in this special event include a pair of Egyptian Olympians, cruiserweight Youssef Karrar (1-0-0, 0KO) and welterweight Marwan Mohamad Madboly (2-0-0, 1KO). Additional bouts will include fighters from Iran, Bahrain, and Morocco.

AAM Seddiqi Sports has been promoting and managing fighters in the region for 10 years and it has a growing stable of more than 30 gifted regional and global talents. Its events include five world title shows that have been broadcasted globally on ESPN, Sky Sports, and other major networks.

DCT Abu Dhabi is responsible for promoting, protecting, and progressing the emirate by driving the strategic and sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors. As part of its mandate, the department is responsible for promoting regional and global sporting events in the emirate.

Tickets to Rising Stars Arabia are on sale now at abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net. Leading up to the event, fans can find updates on the AAM Seddiqi Sports Instagram channel @seddiqiboxing and on seddiqiboxing.com.

About Rising Stars Arabia

Presenting Rising Stars Arabia (RSA) – a fighting series promoted by AAM Seddiqi Sports and powered by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). This marks a notable debut within the UAE and the wider MENA region. This platform, humble in its intentions yet ambitious in its scope, provides aspiring Arab athletes with a unique opportunity to showcase their talents before regional and international audiences.

This significant initiative, grounded in the values of nurturing homegrown and regional talent, represents an important leap towards evolving professional boxing within the region. By doing so, it empowers an emerging generation of athletes with genuine opportunities right at their doorstep – eliminating the need to seek participation abroad.

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuelling economic progress and helping to achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organisations that define the emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies, and systems to support the culture, creative and tourism industries.

DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the emirate’s people, heritage, and landscape. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation, and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives, and creative thought.