• PlanetF1
  • PlanetRugby
  • LoveRugbyLeague
  • Tennis365
  • TeamTalk
  • Football365
  • PlanetFootball
  • Home
  • Boxing
  • Deontay Wilder Returns! Eddie Hearn Confirms Shock Heavyweight Pick For Frank Warren Vs Showdown

Deontay Wilder returns! Eddie Hearn confirms shock heavyweight pick for Frank Warren 5 vs 5 showdown

Deontay Wilder will take on Zhilei Zhang in a massive heavyweight clash after being confirmed as part of Eddie Hearn’s team which will take on Frank Warren in Saudi Arabia.

Hearn and Warren confirmed their picks for the 5 vs 5 clash which is scheduled for June 1 in Riyadh.

The five-fight showdown between the promotors will take place on the undercard of Artur Beterbiev’s undisputed clash with Dmitry Bivol.

Few anticipated Wilder to link up with Matchroom supremo Hearn considering the pair failed to agree on a bout with Anthony Joshua on a number of occasions over recent years.

This time, business appears to have taken priority as Wilder put aside his beef with the British promotor in order to take his spot on the card.

For the Bronze Bomber this is a massive opportunity at redemption. Last December, the American put on his career-worst performance in a points defeat to Joseph Parker.

A victory over Zhang would put Wilder back in the conversation for potential blockbusters with the likes of Anthony Joshua. The same goes for Zhang who suffered a majority decision loss to Joseph Parker last March.

This isn’t the only major heavyweight clash on the card. Former world title challenger Daniel Dubois will be looking to make a statement when he takes on the much-hyped Filip Hrgovic.

Elsewhere, Ray Ford - who represents Hearn’s stable - will defend his WBA featherweight championship against Nick Ball.

Middleweight prospect Hamzah Sheeraz will square off with undefeated talent Ammo Williams while light heavyweight Willy Hutchinson will battle Craig Richards.

This is the first time that Warren’s and Hearn’s stables will go head-to-head in a major event.

The duo appear to have buried their feud following the major investment into the sport from Saudi boxing boss H.E. Turki Alalshikh.

More Articles