IT'S been a long and challenging road for Omar Dusary, but the 25-year-old will fight on the card of the most talked about fight in boxing's recent history.

Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia as he bids for revenge when he was beaten in New York's Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 1.

Born in neighbouring Kuwait, Dusary will take on London-based Saudi Zuhayr Al Qahtani in front of a worldwide television audience on Saturday.

Dusary took the fight at short notice and will make the lofty jump from featherweight to lightweight, but manager Kevin Maree believes boxing is all about risk and reward.

"He’s unbeaten in eight and this is tougher than we would have initially planned for him," said Dusary's manager Maree.

"It’s a gamble and we’re rolling the dice.

"In terms of weight it’s a big jump, he can make super-bantamweight and this is up at lightweight.

"We’ve not had a lot of notice for it which means his weight is up a bit already.

"He’s fit though and went straight into full-time training.

"Boxing is all about risk against reward. Nothing is perfect but this is an opportunity we couldn’t turn down for him."

Dusary studied at Blackburn college where he studied for a degree in electrical engineering before he moved onto the University of Bolton to complete a masters in electrical and electronic management.

Fighting took a back seat to education in Dusary's life as his seven victories and one draw as a professional have come over a three year period.

"He’s got an amazing story," added Maree. "He came to England not speaking a word of English and now he’s got a degree in engineering.

"It’s a real life rocky thing and now he can show what he can do in front of millions."

The boxer was 12 when he moved to England with his brother and was unable to speak a word of English, this was something he was bullied for when he went to Beardwood High School.

Dusary was given the opportunity to fight on the famous card due to his heritage.

"Omar was flagged up because of his heritage," Maree added.

"He’s orginally from Kuwait and the guy he’s fighting is from Saudi Arabia.

"They want to keep a regional interest on the show as well as having the big UK focus. It’s a huge opportunity for him.

"All the focus is of course on AJ and Ruiz but he is potentially going to be boxing in front of an unbelievable audience."

Jason Curtis at Kokoro Boxing in Accrington is responsible for training Dusary and he is hoping his fighter can make the most of the opportunity he has been given on the grandest stage of them all.

“Omar is a smashing lad and he deserves this chance,” said Curtis. “He is a hard worker and a talented fighter and I am delighted to see all that hard work pay off.

“To be part of such a big night of boxing is very special and I hope he can make the most of this opportunity.”