Zhilei Zhang Outweighs Deontay Wilder By Almost 70lbs Ahead of Saudi Arabia Fight

Photo: Instagram/Zhilei Zhang

Zhilei Zhang outweighed Deontay Wilder by nearly 70lbs ahead of their fight at the Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia tomorrow night (June 1). With a combined 63 knockouts, their match is the highlight of the 5 x 5 bill, featuring fighters from Queensberry Promotions and Matchroom.

After the weigh-in, Zhang commented on Wilder: “I think it’s a different Deontay Wilder [from the past], he was really hungry, destructive, right now he’s an old soldier.”

In other bouts, Craig Richards and Willy Hutchinson faced off without any incidents, saving their tension for fight night. Malik Zinad, taller than WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitrii Bivol, acknowledged his opponent’s confidence. Bivol stated he isn't looking ahead to a possible unification fight with Artur Beterbiev, focusing solely on Zinad. “I’ve been boxing for more than 25 years, I’m focused on my opponent,” Bivol said. Zinad responded enthusiastically: “Tomorrow’s going to be war. I’m so happy for this. Tomorrow is action.”

Photo: Instagram/Zhilei Zhang

Daniel Dubois weighed in at a career-high, but Filip Hrgovic was slightly heavier by two pounds. Hrgovic declared, “I believe I will smash him tomorrow,” while Dubois responded, “I’m not here to mess around. I’m here for war. Let’s go.”

Weigh-In Results:

- WBA featherweight championship
- Raymond Ford: 125.4lbs
- Nick Ball: 125.8lbs

- Middleweight
- Hamzah Sheeraz: 159.6lbs
- Austin Williams: 159.4lbs

- Light heavyweight
- Craig Richards: 174.2lbs
- Willy Hutchinson: 174lbs

- WBA light heavyweight championship
- Dmitrii Bivol: 175lbs
- Malik Zinad: 174.2lbs

- Heavyweight
- Daniel Dubois: 245.8lbs
- Filip Hrgovic: 247.4lbs

- Heavyweight
- Zhilei Zhang: 282.8lbs
- Deontay Wilder: 214.6lbs

Source: Boxing Scene 


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