Boxing Tonight: Wilder Falls, Bivol Shines!

Boxing Tonight: Wilder Falls, Bivol Shines!

There were fireworks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia tonight as the Matchroom vs. Queensbury 5v5 event took place! While Eddie Hearn's team didn't have the night they'd hoped for, fight fans were treated to some thrilling contests.

Deontay Wilder stunned in main event!

The biggest surprise of the night came in the heavyweight main event. Deontay Wilder, known for his devastating knockout power, was upset by Zhilei Zhang. Both fighters entered the ring with a combined 63 knockouts, but it was Zhang who emerged victorious with a powerful knockout, putting Wilder's career in question.

Bivol cruises to victory

In a much more predictable outcome, Dmitry Bivol dominated his fight against Malik Zinad. Bivol's technical skills were on full display as he controlled the fight from start to finish. This win keeps Bivol firmly in the conversation for a future light heavyweight title shot.

Earlier fights see upsets and close calls

The undercard delivered its fair share of drama as well. Craig Richards suffered a shocking upset loss to Willy Hutchinson, and Nick Ball edged out Raymond Ford in a grueling 12-round war to claim the WBA featherweight world title.

What's next?

While tonight's event might not have gone as planned for some, it certainly provided some exciting fights. Boxing fans now turn their attention to upcoming bouts, including the highly anticipated rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.

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