Deontay Wilder to captain Team Hearn in 5v5 matchroom vs Queensbury clash in Saudi Arabia

In an exciting and unique twist in the boxing world, Deontay Wilder will captain team Hearn as Matchroom and Queensbury Promotions are set to face off in a 5v5 event this coming Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The event will feature some of the top fighters from Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions, highlighting the intense rivalry and collaboration between the two promoters.

Team Matchroom Roster:

  1. Deontay Wilder (Captain) vs. Zhilei Zhang (Heavyweight)
  2. Filip Hrgovic vs. Daniel Dubois (Heavyweight)
  3. Raymond Ford (C) vs. Nick Ball (WBA Featherweight Title)
  4. Austin “Ammo” Williams vs. Hamzah Sheeraz (Middleweight)
  5. Craig “Spider” Richards vs. Willy Hutchinson (Light-Heavyweight)

Team Queensbury Roster:

  1. Zhilei Zhang vs. Deontay Wilder (Heavyweight)
  2. Daniel Dubois vs. Filip Hrgovic (Heavyweight)
  3. Nick Ball vs. Raymond Ford (C) (WBA Featherweight Title)
  4. Hamzah Sheeraz vs. Austin “Ammo” Williams (Middleweight)
  5. Willy Hutchinson vs. Craig “Spider” Richards (Light-Heavyweight)

The main event of the night will see WBA Light-Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol defend his title against Malik Zinad, following the postponement of his anticipated fight with Artur Beterbiev due to Beterbiev’s ailment.

Dmitry Bivol (C) vs. Malik Zinad (WBA Light-Heavyweight Title)

This event marks Deontay Wilder’s return to the ring, where he will face off against heavyweight contender Zhilei Zhang. Wilder, also known as “Edo Man” due to his Nigerian roots, brings his powerful presence to Team Matchroom as their captain. This match is highly anticipated as both fighters have shown remarkable resilience and skill in their previous bouts.

The Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will host this groundbreaking 5v5 competition on Saturday, June 1. The unique format promises to deliver an exciting and memorable night of boxing, blending individual matchups with team competition.

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