Dmitry Bivol vs Malik Zinad Fight Preview

The champion is back in action.

After Artur Beterbiev withdrew from his undisputed light heavyweight clash with Dmitry Bivol due to injury, a new contender stepped in to face Bivol.

Bivol, the WBA light heavyweight champion, will now take on the undefeated Libyan, Malik Zinad.

The fight will take place on the same night as the Queensbury vs Matchroom 5v5 event, live from the Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Bivol vs. Beterbiev bout was initially set to be the main event of the night. However, that distinction will now go to either the Deontay Wilder vs. Zhilei Zhang fight or the Filip Hrgovic vs. Daniel Dubois match.

Dmitry Bivol v Malik Zinad - Ringwalks & Fight Time

The light-heavyweight showdown is anticipated to begin around 15:30 (ET) as part of the Queensberry vs. Matchroom promotion, with ring walks commencing approximately 10 minutes earlier at 15:25 (ET).


Fight: Dmitry Bivol vs. Malik Zinad

Titles: WBA Light Heavyweight

Date: Saturday, June 1

Event Time: 2pm ET

Live On: TNT Sports Box Office, Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN PPV

Location: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  


Deontay Wilder vs. Zhilei Zhang
Daniel Dubois vs. Filip Hrgovic
Hamzah Sheeraz vs. Austin Williams
Nick Ball vs. Raymond Ford
Willy Hutchinson vs. Craig Richards
Dmitry Bivol vs. Malik Zinad


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Header image: @malik_zinad on Instagram