The Queensberry vs. Matchroom 5V5 event will take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, June 1, starting at 7 p.m. UK time and 2 p.m. ET. Watch live on DAZN

After Artur Beterbiev’s inconvenient injury, Dmitry Bivol is now set to defend his WBA light heavyweight title against Malik Zinad. It’s the kind of matchup that makes you wonder if the fight posters should come with a spoiler alert—because let’s face it, Bivol facing Zinad is less a fight and more a foregone conclusion.

Really, this fight has all the suspense of a rerun of a sitcom you’ve seen a hundred times. Bivol is practically guaranteed to stretch Zinad out within the first few rounds, turning what’s billed as a competitive fight into a brief workout session. Maybe Zinad can use the time to take in the sights of the ring or enjoy the feeling of the canvas beneath him—it’s likely to be an up-close experience.

Zinad, an undefeated Libyan, is the latest sacrificial lamb led to the slaughterhouse. His 22-0, 16 KOs record might look impressive at first glance, but stepping into the ring with Bivol? That’s like bringing a knife to a gunfight. The real action will probably be in the snack line rather than the ring, but hey, at least the rest of the card promises some actual competition.

Meanwhile, everyone’s favorite way to spend money, DAZN, is ready to stream the spectacle live from Saudi Arabia as it happens alongside the Matchroom vs. Queensberry showdown. DAZN reminds us that they’re available on just about anything that can connect to the internet. Whether you’re on a smartphone or that dusty old game console, they’ve got you covered.

Fight Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Start Time: 2 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. UK
  • Venue: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Streaming: Exclusively LIVE on DAZN

Complete Fight 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

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