Boxers Arrive in Riyadh for 5 vs. 5 Event

The fight boxers arrived in Riyadh to participate in the “VS55” fight, next Saturday night, which will be held as part of the “Riyadh Season” activities at the “Kingdom Arena” in Riyadh.

The main fight card will see Russian champion Dmitry Bivol up against his Libyan opponent Malik Zinad. The pair drew major attention on Tuesday night as fans approached them at the boxers’ arrival site for photos. Pressure is mounting on both champions to maintain their undefeated records across 22 fights.

For Saturday’s undercards, Warren’s camp includes Nick Ball, Hamzah Sheeraz, Willy Hutchinson,  Daniel Dubois and Zhang Zhilei. Hearn’s lineup includes Austin Williams, Raymond Ford, Craig Richards, Filip Hrgovic and Deontay Wilder.

Meanwhile, Chinese Zhang Zili, ranked as the third best heavyweight boxer in the world by THE RING magazine, faces American boxer Dontre Wilder, who has held the WBC heavyweight champion title since 2007.

Scottish Willie Hutchinson, who won the gold medal in the 2016 World Youth Championship in the middleweight category, will fight Englishman Craig Richard, who holds the British light heavyweight title.

British Daniel Dubuis, holder of the World Boxing Organization (WBA) heavyweight title, will meet Croatian Filip Hrgovic, ranked first by the International Boxing Federation.

In conclusion, the English professional Nick Ball faces the American Raymond Ford, who holds the World Boxing Organization (WBA) featherweight title and holds an undefeated record with 15 wins, 8 of which were by knockout.

It is noteworthy that Wednesday will be dedicated to general exercises, while Thursday will be dedicated to the press conference, provided that on Friday the boxers will conduct the “official weigh-in” before participating in the big fight on Saturday.

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