Zhilei Zhang vs Deontay Wilder: Ring walk time, fight odds and full card

Deontay Wilder during the weigh-in
Deontay Wilder takes on Zhilei Zhang on Saturday night (Reuters)

Deontay Wilder and Zhilei Zhang headline a thrilling Queensberry vs Matchroom 5v5 card in Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening.

Both Wilder and Zhang are looking to get back on track after being defeated by Joseph Parker and the winner is in line for a potential fight against Anthony Joshua later this year.

Zhang tipped the scales at 282.8lbs (20.2 stone) during Friday’s weigh-in, 68.2lbs (4.8 stone) heavier than Wilder who weighed in at 214.6 (15.3 stone).

‘I feel that in this fight we’re going to see a different Wilder,’ Parker said on the 5 Live Boxing podcast.

‘I feel like he’s going to come out more vicious. Zhang looks like he’s trimmed down a bit so hopefully that’ll help with his conditioning but for this fight, I’m favouring Wilder. I think it’s make or break for these guys.

‘The loser will get pushed towards retirement or have smaller show fights. You can’t really do that when you’ve been at this level. It’s a lot harder.’

Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn
Five of Frank Warren fighters will take on Eddie Hearn’s chosen five (Getty)

What time is Zhilei Zhang vs Deontay Wilder fight tonight?

Zhang vs Wilder takes place on Saturday June 1 in Riyhad, Saudi Arabia.

The event begins at 7pm BST and the ring walk for Zhang vs Wilder is estimated at 11pm, although it could be later depending on the duration of the previous fights.

How to watch Zhilei Zhang vs Deontay Wilder on PPV in the UK

The heavyweight fight will be available across two broadcasters on PPV. DAZN,and TNT Sports will both be showing the fight live in the UK.

Both DAZN and TNT Sports have made the event available to buy for £21.99.

The event can also be purchased for £21.99 from TNT Sports via Amazon Prime and can be streamed on desktop, tablet, mobile and TV.

Queensberry vs Matchroom 5v5 Card

Zhang vs Wilder is at the top of the bill which pits five of Frank Warren’s Queenberry fighters against five of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom boxers.

Another exciting heavyweight clash is on the 5v5 card as Daniel Dubois takes on the undefeated Filip Hrgovic.



Queensberry vs Matchroom 5v5 Full Card

Zhilei Zhang vs Deontay Wilder (Heavyweight)

Daniel Dubois vs Filip Hrgovic (Heavyweight)

Hamzah Sheeraz vs Austin Williams (Middleweight)

Dmitry Bivol vs Malik Zinad (For Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title)

Raymond Ford vs Nick Ball (For Ford’s WBA featherweight title)

Willy Hutchinson vs Craig Richards (Light heavyweight)

Zhilei Zhang vs Deontay Wilder odds

Zhang is favourite to get back to winning ways after his defeat to Parker in March.

Wilder has 42 knockouts in 47 professional fights but Zhang has just two losses on his record, both via decision.



Zhilei Zhang vs Deontay Wilder odds

Wilder to win: 13/10

Wilder to win via decision: 12/1

Wilder to win via KO/TKO: 17/10

Zhang to win: 8/13

Zhang to win by decision: 13/2

Zhang to win via KO/TKO: 10/11

Draw: 16/1

Odds via Betfair

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