Bivol and Ramirez attend launch party ahead of title fight in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Light-heavyweight rivals and the rest of the fighters on the card take a break from preparations at the W Hotel

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The build-up to Saturday's highly-anticipated "Champion Series" boxing event continued with a launch party at the W Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday night.

Dimitry Bivol puts his WBA light-heavyweight world title on the line against the unbeaten Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez in the event's headline bout at Etihad Arena, which also comprises two other world title fights: the undisputed super-lightweight clash between Jessica McCaskill and Chantelle Cameron, and Shavkat Rakhimov v Zelfa Barrett for the IBF super-featherweight title.

Also fighting on Saturday night is British Olympic champion Galal Yafai and his older brother, the former super-flyweight world champion, Kal Yafai, Campbell Hatton - the son of former world champion Ricky Hatton - and three Emirati fighters.

Taking a break from preparing for their respective bouts, the fighters, their teams, and representatives from DCT-Abu Dhabi and promoters Matchroom attended a launch party at the W Hotel.

After Tuesday's party, it's back to work for the fighters and their teams, with the weigh-in taking place on Friday ahead of Saturday's fight night.

Check out the best photos from the launch party in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or swipe if using a mobile device.

Updated: November 02, 2022, 7:29 AM