Wilder vs Zhang card in full ahead of Matchroom vs Queensberry event tonight

Five of Eddie Hearn’s boxers will fight five of Frank Warren’s this evening, in a unique event pitting Matchroom against Queensberry.

Promoters Hearn and Warren have become colleagues of sorts in recent months, working together on numerous cards in Saudi Arabia. But in the Gulf state this weekend, the pair will be rivals once again.

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Hearn has named Deontay Wilder and Filip Hrgovic on Team Matchroom, while Zhilei Zhang and Daniel Dubois will represent Queensberry, and among the other bouts in Riyadh will be a featherweight title fight between Raymond Ford and Nick Ball.

The outlier on the card will be Dmitry Bivol’s title defence against Malik Zinad; the light-heavyweight champion was set for an undisputed clash with Artur Beterbiev, but that long-awaited fight has been delayed due to an injury to Beterbiev.

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When is the event?

The 5 vs 5 event will take place on Saturday 1 June at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The card is due to begin at 7pm BST (11am PT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET), with main-event ring walks expected at 10.30pm BST (2.30pm PT / 4.30pm CT / 5.30pm ET).

How can I watch it?

The event will stream worldwide on DAZN pay-per-view. In the UK, the pay-per-view will cost £21.99 for new subscribers and £20.99 for existing customers. Purchase a subscription to DAZN here, with plans starting at £9.99 a month.

The event will also stream live on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK, at a cost of £21.99. Viewers do not need a TNT subscription to purchase the event and can watch it via discovery+, EE TV, Sky and Prime Video.

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Full card (subject to change)

Deontay Wilder and opponent Zhilei Zhang are both aiming to bounce back from losses to Joseph Parker (Getty Images)
Deontay Wilder and opponent Zhilei Zhang are both aiming to bounce back from losses to Joseph Parker (Getty Images)

Deontay Wilder vs Zhilei Zhang (heavyweight)

Filip Hrgovic vs Daniel Dubois (heavyweight)

Austin “Ammo” Williams vs Hamzah Sheeraz (middleweight)

Dmitry Bivol (C) vs Malik Zinad (WBA light-heavyweight title)

Raymond Ford (C) vs Nick Ball (WBA featherweight title)

Craig “Spider” Richards vs Willy Hutchinson (light-heavyweight)

What are the rules?

Each boxer will earn one point for a decision victory or two for a knockout. No points are earned in the case of a draw. Captains (Wilder for Matchroom; Sheeraz for Queensberry) will see their personal points doubled. The team with the most points overall wins. Per Give Me Sport, the winning team will earn $3m in prize money between them. Individual purses have not been disclosed.

Selected odds

Wilder – 5/4; Zhang – 4/6; Draw – 16/1

Hrgovic – 2/5; Dubois – 2/1; Draw – 16/1

Bivol – 1/33; Zinad – 11/1; Draw – 20/1

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