Yes, that’s a landscape from the Teletubbies show. And no, I’m not making a fat joke. And yes, my artwork is pathetic.
I put that picture there because it most adequately expresses my reaction to the news that Ruiz and Joshua are going to fight in Saudi Arabia. I think it’s the first time there’s been a heavyweight title fight there. (Checks memory banks) Yep, the first time.
I’m giddy. I’m thrilled. I’m beside myself.
The exotic location makes it that much more intriguing, like an epic fight of old:
This is going to be historic, Like the Thrilla in Manilla, the Caracas Caper, the Rumble in the Jungle, This will be legendary, epic. All that remains is for Andy and Anthony to make a good fight of it.
I’m so glad they didn’t muck it up by letting it go to Cardiff.
(Mostly I’m just happy to have a real fight to look forward to, after the announcement of the latest Tyson Fury wank-fest.)
So an epic battle of historical significance needs a good title, but they’ve given us “The Clash in the Dunes”?
That’s the best we could do? I mean these Saudi guys put up $100 million, we should do better. We owe it to them.
So let’s put on our thinking caps.
The fight is taking place in Diriyah, a town on the outskirts of Riyadh, and which looks too much like “diarrhea” to be of any use. So we could use Riyadh, the desert, the sand, or the sun as the location.
So, right off the top of my head, we could use “Struggle in the Sand”, or “Duel in the Desert”, or “Scuffle in the Sun” or “Ruckus in Riyadh”.
Or, getting away from alliteration, it could be “Melee in the Desert” or “Fracas in the Sun” or, if they had all four belts on the line, the “Brawl for them All”.
Or, my favorite, (with apologies to Gabriel Iglesias) “the Fat and the Furious.”
And that took me all of three minutes.