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Good night and welcome to protection of an enormous night time in boxing because the stables of Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn go face to face in a 5v5 showdown in Saudi Arabia.

It is Team Queensberry vs Team Matchroom with the 2 rival promotion firms battling it out for the bragging rights. The greatest names from every firm – Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – usually are not concerned tonight however there may be nonetheless loads of motion to come back.

The headline struggle is Deontay Wilder in opposition to Zhilei Zhang, whereas Daniel Dubois will tackle Filip Hrgovic aiming to turn into the obligatory challenger for Oleksandr Usyk’s IBF world title by claiming the ‘interim’ belt.

“I’m very confident in what I’ve been stating,” Wilder stated on the ultimate press convention in Riyadh. “I’m very excited to be working alongside Eddie, we haven’t had the best of relationships in the past, but the thing about time is time brings about changes and I’ve been a part of changes. At this period in time, we’re like a warrior’s drum, with one beat and one sound, and on this left side [with his four teammates in the 5 x 5 event] you can feel this energy that we’re not playing no games. We come to win and we come to knock them out. The five on five, we’re going on a five-man sweep and I’m looking forward to Saturday night.”

There is a solidarity between Warren and Hearn going into this occasion, because the boxing promoters do what they do finest and promote the occasion.

“Frank and I had never spoken or been in the same room until we came to the first press conference together,” defined Hearn. “My respect for him has grown, and he’s also great company.”

“The rivalry works, the promotion works, and we have discovered something here that is ultimately for the benefit of all of us – the fighters, the fans and the promoters,” Warren added. “But it is no joke that we are taking this very seriously indeed. I’ve never been involved in a team event like this, and the camaraderie is phenomenal.”