Queensbury vs Matchroom 5v5

Two of boxing’s biggest promoters face-off in a unique Queensberry vs Matchroom 5v5 tournament this weekend in Saudi Arabia. Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn have selected five fighters each to go head-to-head to determine who has the better stable. The unprecedented tournament will take place on the undercard of Dmitry Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title fight against Malik Zinad following Artur Beterbiev’s withdrawal due to injury.

The competition includes two mouth-watering heavyweight clashes, with Deontay Wilder hoping to make a successful comeback by beating Zhilei Zhang. Daniel Dubois will also take on Filip Hrgovic aiming to become the mandatory challenger for Oleksandr Usyk’s IBF world title.

There will also be a WBA featherweight title fight between newly-crowned champion Raymond Ford and hungry challenger Nick Ball. Elsewhere on the card, Craig Richards and Willy Hutchinson square-off before a scrap between Ammo Williams and Hamzah Sheeraz.

How to Watch

This huge card will take place on Saturday, June 1 at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The undercard will get underway at 7pm UK time, with the main event expected at around 10:30pm depending on the other fights. The fight will be shown live on TNT Sports and DAZN in the UK.  Fans can sign up to TNT Sports and discovery+ here. More details on how to sign up to DAZN can be found here.

Essential Info

  • Event Date & Time – o1 April 24
  • Venue = The match will take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh Season

Saudi Arabia’s capital embraces one of the world’s biggest entertainment events every year during winter. Since the launch of Riyadh Season in 2019, the festival has welcomed visitors from all over the world to experience thousands of unique entertainment events, concerts, exhibitions and dining experiences. Riyadh Season 2023 commenced on Saturday, 28 October with a spectacular opening ceremony and the historic boxing match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, followed up by the ‘Day of Reckoning’ on December 23 featuring Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker as the headline fights.

Riyadh Season is one of the world’s largest winter entertainment event. Variety of food from around the world, courtesy of exclusive restaurants — plus countless exciting surprises. The festivities capture the essence of Saudi, from its Najdi heritage to its present-day dynamism.

Riyadh Season” refers to a series of exciting, must see, entertainment and cultural events held in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. These events aim to promote tourism, culture, and entertainment in the region. Riyadh Season is part of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, which seeks to diversify the country’s economy and enhance its cultural and entertainment offerings.

The events typically include Live Boxing, concerts, performances, art exhibitions, sports activities, and various cultural and recreational activities. These initiatives are part of the broader effort by Saudi Arabia to open up to international tourism and showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage.

The Boulevard City is one of the most important destinations of the Riyadh season, located in the north of Riyadh. It contains several events. It is the largest sustainable Entertainment hub in the season. It includes gardens, a dance fountain, several cafes, local and global restaurants,BLVD Square area hosts top local and global brand stores. The Garden hub zone contains many fast-food restaurants and many theatres for artistic and singing performances.

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