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Jun 8, 2023Liked by Karim Zidan

Great read

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The reasons for hoovering up these assets are pretty clear 1. They need to diversify their economy as oil & gas has no future 2. Their population is very very young, so they need to give them entertainment (that's how western governments keep working people away from politics - give them sport! And drugs!). 3. Sport washing. I do think it's ironic that people in the west can moan about this. The UFC and WWE are owned by a scummy company. As is F1. As are most Premier League sides, or NFL, MLB clubs. It is what it is and money talks and this ain't gonna stop.

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given the amount they have spent and are rumored to be spending on boxing in the near future, including becoming Usyk’s promoter, do you think the Saudis will make a play for major boxing promoters as well? would be cheap compared to buying the PGA or F1 etc.

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