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Boxing: Zhilei Zhang Knocks Out Deontay Wilder



In a significant upset, Chinese heavyweight Zhilei Zhang knocked out Deontay Wilder in the fifth round of their bout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Zhang’s explosive right hook sent Wilder crashing to the canvas, securing the victory for the Chinese fighter.

This win capped off a remarkable night for Frank Warren’s Queensbury promotion, which completed a clean sweep of 5-0 against Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.

The card saw several notable victories for Warren’s fighters, including Willy Hutchinson’s points win over Craig Richards, Nick Ball’s split decision victory over Ray Ford for the WBA World Featherweight title, and Hamzah Sheeraz’s knockout win over Ammo Williams in their middleweight eliminator bout.

Dmitry Bivol extended his perfect record to 23-0 with a knockout win over Malik Zinad, while Daniel Dubois claimed the interim IBF heavyweight title with an eighth-round stoppage of Filip Hrgovic.

The night’s results marked a significant victory for Warren’s Queensbury promotion, with all five of their fighters emerging victorious.

The card was held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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