2024-05-23

5 vs 5 Riyadh Season Boxing Tournament: Everything you need to know

The line-up includes heavyweight champions Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol.

Saudi Arabia is filled with sporting events, from football to Formula One. Now, it is set to host the major boxing tournament, 5 vs 5 Riyadh Season. The event welcomes fighters from the companies Matchroom and Queensberry. Taking place on 1 June, here are the matches that you need to watch.  

One of the highlights includes the 4 Crown Showdown at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. Watch the light heavyweight champions Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol. Artur hails from Khasavyurt, Russia. He is a unified champion in the light-heavyweight division and previously held the International Boxing Federation title. Dmitry hails from Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, and he has previously held the World Boxing Association light heavyweight title.

The heavyweight line-up includes Daniel Dubois from Queensberry against Filip Hrgovic from Matchroom and heavyweight Zhilei Zhang from Queensberry against Deontay Wilder from Matchroom. The featherweight line-up sees Nick Ball from Queensberry take on Ray Ford from Matchroom and Hamzah Sheeraz from Queensberry take on Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams from Matchroom. 

Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, explained: “The 5 vs 5 a Riyadh Season Original match is a standout event that embodies the spirit of Riyadh Season, featuring top-tier talent and fostering partnerships that bring unprecedented entertainment to our global audience.”

Frank Warren, Boxing Manager and Promoter at Queensberry, added: “Thanks to the vision of Turki Alalshikh, Riyadh has become a staple in the world boxing diary, offering spectacular events that showcase the prowess of our selected champions.”

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GO: Visit https://riyadhseason.com for more information. 

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