Zhilei Zhang KNOCKS OUT Deontay Wilder in fifth round with explosive right hook as Frank Warren’s Queensbury complete clean sweep of 5 v 5 against Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

Zhilei Zhang knocked out Deontay Wilder in the fifth round of their head-to head in Riyadh with an explosive right hook.

Wilder had been knocked off balance by Zhang’s previous blow and then the Chinese heavyweight closed in to finish the job, brutally flooring his opponent.

It capped off a remarkable night for Frank Warren’s Queensbury promotion in Riyadh, who completed a clean sweep over Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. 

In truth the fight looked as if it would go Zhang’s way all along.

He landed a big right hook in the second round as his American opponent struggled.  

Deontay Wilder was knocked out in the fifth round after a furious right hook from Zhilei Zhang

The crushing blow from Zhang ended a miserable night for Wilder and Eddie Hearn's Matchroom line-up

The crushing blow from Zhang ended a miserable night for Wilder and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom line-up 

Turning up the heat in the third round, he subjected Wilder to constant pressure and suppressed the lethal right hand of the Bronze Bomber. 

Wilder punched his own chest at the start of the fourth round to try and fire himself up for the contest but couldn’t land many blows. 

In the fifth round, he was sent spinning by a right hand from Zhang and crumpled to the floor after a hammer blow from his Chinese heavyweight adversary. 

More to follow.  

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