Day of Reckoning: AJ and Wilder Aim to Set Up 2024 Showdown

Another great year for boxing will draw to a close in style as Saudi Arabia hosts a huge ‘Day of Reckoning’ card featuring Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Dmitry Bivol. 

As part of ‘Riyadh Season’, the blockbuster event is stacked from top to bottom with star names and eye-catching match-ups. 

It’s two-time world heavyweight champion ‘AJ’ who headlines in a clash with Otto Wallin, while fellow former champion Wilder is back to meet Joseph Parker. 

Light-heavyweight world champion Bivol is also back in action, along with many other top names, as part of the massive pay-per-view show just before Christmas.

Read on for BOXRAW's full Day of Reckoning preview and fight details.


Date: Saturday, December 23rd

Card Start Time: Approx. 11AM ET 


PPV Price: $39.99 

Location: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

Full Card:  

Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin 

Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker 

Dmitry Bivol vs Lyndon Arthur 

Daniel Dubois vs Jarrell Miller 

Jai Opetaia vs Ellis Zorro 

Filip Hrgovic vs Mark de Mori 

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agit Kabayel 

Frank Sanchez vs Junior Fa 


Now under the guidance of new trainer Ben Davison, former unified heavyweight champion Joshua continues his push towards another crack at reclaiming his crown. 

In the top of the bill fight, he takes on dangerous challenger Wallin, who previously gave current division champion Tyson Fury a tough night’s work back in 2019. 

Victory over the Swedish contender will likely set up a long-awaited showdown against American knockout artist Wilder, who features in the co-main event.

Joshua returns to face Wallin on a huge 'Day of Reckoning' card (Image: DAZN).

‘The Bronze Bomber’ will look to overcome New Zealander Parker with another explosive display, in the first ring outing since his returning first-round demolition of Robert Helenius back in October last year. 

Wins for both Joshua and Wilder are expected to set up an official announcement and face-off between the pair in Saudi Arabia. 

Before then, Bivol will look to make the 11th successful defence of his light-heavyweight title against Manchester challenger Lyndon Arthur and edge closer to a potential Canelo Alvarez rematch or Artur Beterbiev undisputed fight in 2024.

Wilder and Joshua can set up a fight in 2024 with wins in Saudi Arabia (Image: DAZN).

Despite having to vacate his cruiserweight world title due to issues with the sanctioning bodies, recognised number one of the division Jai Opetaia will face off with unbeaten British opponent Ellis Zorro. 

Recent world title challenger Daniel Dubois will look to overcome his setback against Oleksandr Usyk as he faces the controversial ‘Big Baby’ Jarrell Miller and top heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic will take on Mark De Mori. 

Rounding off a stacked Christmas card, Arslanbek Makhmudov challenges European champion Agit Kabayel and Canelo training partner Frank Sanchez seeks to get past Junior Fa.



Header image: DAZN Boxing