28 Mar

Next 5 vs 5 Tournament Press Conference Date Announced

Insider Michael Benson, referencing talkSPORT, reports that the next press conference dedicated to the 5 vs 5 tournament between Queensberry and Matchroom is scheduled for Monday, April 15th in London. Queensberry head Frank Warren confirmed that the draw and the announcement of the pairings for the fights in the previously stated weight categories will take place on this day.

The 5 vs 5 tournament between Matchroom and Queensberry will be held on June 1st as part of the undercard for the fight for the undisputed light heavyweight world championship between the holder of the WBO, WBC, and IBF titles, Artur Beterbiev (20-0, 20 KOs), and the WBA and IBO champion, Dmitry Bivol (22-0, 11 KOs).

Under the terms of the tournament, 2 categories were chosen by Eddie Hearn, as the promoter of Matchroom, two by Warren from Queensberry, and the final category by the tournament organizer, Turki Al Sheikh.

Announced categories:

Super featherweight (up to 57.1 kg) – chosen by Matchroom

Middleweight (up to 72.5 kg) – chosen by Queensberry

Light heavyweight (up to 79.37 kg) – chosen by Matchroom

Heavyweight (over 90.7 kg) – chosen by Queensberry

Super heavyweight – chosen by Turki Al Sheikh.