Fight Week: Riyadh Season presents Bivol vs Zinad 

Fight Week: Riyadh Season presents Bivol vs Zinad 

A thrilling fight week is about to begin for the Riyadh Season, as Matchroom and Queensberry teams prepare for a thrilling 5 vs 5 showdown. The highlight of the event will be the battle for the World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight belt between Dmitry Bivol and Malik Zinad.

Bivol and Zinad will headline the card, with the Russian champion looking to defend his 175-pound belt in front of a packed Kingdom Arena. With an impressive eight-year reign, Bivol has proven himself against top opponents like Saul Alvarez, Jean Pascal, and Gilberto Ramirez. Originally set to face Arthur Beterbiev for the undisputed title, Bivol now has to navigate a tough challenge in Zinad.

Zinad, from Libya, is determined to make a name for himself in this historic opportunity and is eager to upset the reigning champion. The 30-year-old fighter understands the magnitude of this event and is ready to give it his all in the most significant fight of his career.

The event will also showcase other exciting match-ups, including the WBA featherweight world title fight between Raymond Ford and Nick Ball, as well as bouts featuring Deontay Wilder, Zhilei Zhang, Daniel Dubois, Filip Hrgovic, Austin Williams, Hamzah Sheeraz, Craig Richards, and Willy Hutchinson.

As the fighters gear up for the big night, various promotional activities are scheduled throughout the week. On Friday, they will hit the scales for the official weigh-in, setting the stage for an electrifying evening of boxing on Saturday.

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