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Queensberry v Matchroom: Date, venue, how to watch, line-up, odds and more

The much-anticipated clash between Queensberry Promotions and Matchroom Boxing is set to take place on Saturday 1st June, and here's everything you need to know about the star-studded event.

Some of the biggest names in the sport will enter the ring in Saudi Arabia as Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn put their reputations on the line in an event which could shape the future of boxing forever.

With each promoter picking five of their best fighters in a 5v5 showdown, it promises to be a scintillating night of boxing action, and we have all the details for the spectacle.

Queensberry v Matchroom - All You Need To Know


Queensberry v Matchroom - Date

The five-fight event, which is topped by Deontay Wilder v Zhilei Zhang, will take place on Saturday 1st June, 2024.

Queensberry v Matchroom - Ringwalks & Fight Time

The main event between Deontay Wilder and Zhilei Zhang is scheduled to get underway at 22:30 (BST), with the opening fight of the card - Willy Hutchinson v Craig Richards pencilled in for 18:30 (BST).

Queensberry v Matchroom - Venue

The card is set to take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The stadium is predominantly a football ground used by Saudi side Al-Hilal, but it has proven to be a great venue for boxing, hosting huge heavyweight bouts in the past, including the recent undisputed heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk in May.

Queensberry v Matchroom - TV channel & How to watch

TNT Sports Box Office and live-streaming platform DAZN will be showing all of the action live to subscribers in the UK.

Queensberry v Matchroom - Line-up

With plenty on the line beyond just the promoters' reputations, we have detailed exactly what to expect from each of the five fights:

Willy Hutchinson (Queensberry) v Craig Richards (Matchroom)

In the only all-British affair on the card, light heavyweights Willy Hutchinson (17-1) and Craig Richards (18-3-1) will do battle.

The former is the WBC International champion while the latter is a WBA world title challenger, and there is little to split the well-matched pair in the market, with Queensberry’s Hutchinson 11/10 and Matchroom’s Richards 8/11, suggesting it may be one of the tightest encounters in Riyadh.

Willy Hutchinson v Craig Richards

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Hamzah Sheeraz (Queensberry) v Austin Williams (Matchroom)

Two undefeated records go on the line in the card’s sole middleweight clash, with Hamzah Sheeraz (19-0) taking on Austin Williams (18-0), and it promises to be a classic.

Sheeraz is the WBC Silver and Commonwealth champion while ‘Ammo’ won the IBF North American title last year and given the winner will get a shot at the WBC World Middleweight title, it should be a brilliant bout.

Queensberry’s Sheeraz is on a run of 13 straight stoppages, the longest consecutive KO streak currently in British boxing, so it is no surprise to see him as the 4/9 favourite, with Williams priced up at 7/4.

Hamzah Sheeraz v Ammo Williams

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Raymond Ford (Matchroom) v Nick Ball (Queensberry)

In what many are predicting could be a fight-of-the-year contender, Nick Ball (19-0-1) will take on Ray Ford (15-0-1) in a clash for the WBA World Featherweight championship, which is currently held by Matchroom’s representative.

Ball was unlucky not to claim the WBC world title in Riyadh in March which, if he had, would have made this clash a unification bout, but regardless it should still be a real spectacle between two exciting fighters.

Ford is 4/7 and Ball 11/8, but it really could go either way.

Raymond Ford v Nick Ball

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Filip Hrgovic (Matchroom) v Daniel Dubois (Queensberry)

British powerhouse Daniel Dubois (20-2) will represent Queensberry in one of the most intriguing fights on the card against Matchroom’s Filip Hrgovic, who is putting his unbeaten 17-0 record on the line.

Dubois was a challenger to unified champion Olexsandr Usyk not too long ago and may have learned some tricks from the elite Ukrainian in that bout.

However, his 7/4 odds for this clash would suggest he will need to be at his absolute best to beat 4/9 favourite Hrgovic, who has won 14 of his 17 fights via knockout.

The winner of this fight will get to be first in line to challenge for the IBF World Heavyweight title later this year.

Filip Hrgovic v Daniel Dubois

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Deontay Wilder (Matchroom) v Zhilei Zhang (Queensberry)

The 40-year-old southpaw, Zhilei Zhang (28-2-1), takes on Deontay Wilder (43-3-1) in what is arguably the highlight of the night.

Queensberry’s ‘Big Bang’ is making waves in the heavyweight division but will have his work cut out against Wilder, who has earned a frightening 42 of his 43 wins via knockout.

Zhang is the 8/13 favourite for this clash of the titans, while Wilder is 13/10.

Deontay Wilder v Zhilei Zhang

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Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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