It’s Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua! Heavyweights send message of support ahead of Matchroom vs Queensberry 5X5 showdown in Saudi Arabia

  • Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren selected five fighters to represent them
  • Event sees Matchroom and Queensberry promotions go head-to-head
  • Both Joshua and Fury threw their support behind their promoters

Heavyweight stars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have sent messages of support ahead of Matchroom’s showdown with Queensberry in Saudi Arabia.

Two of boxing’s biggest promoters, Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn, have each selected five fighters to represent them in the head-to-head battle.

The contest will determine which of the rival promoters has the best stable of boxers.

Joshua and Fury have been big names in Hearn’s Matchroom and Warren’s Queensbury promotions.

The heavyweight duo took to social media to send messages of support for their respective promoter’s fighters.

Joshua supports Hearn's Matchroom stable of fighters

Fury urged Frank Warren's Queensbury fighters to 'do business' on Saturday night

Anthony Joshua, left, and Tyson Fury, right, text before the 5v5 event

Matchroom and Queensbury fighters to face off at Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia

Matchroom and Queensbury fighters to face off at Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia

5v5 match room against Queensbury. I think this is the first time in history that something like this has happened like this,” Joshua said.

“It’s happening on DAZN, be sure to check it out.

“I’m Matchroom of course. Let’s go.

“F*** up those Queensberry boys, p***ies. »

Fury, who suffered the first defeat of his professional career last month in his unanimous heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk, urged Warren’s Queensbury fights to “do the business”.

Zhilei Zhang vs. Deontay Wilder clash is 5v5 competition's marquee showdown

Zhilei Zhang vs. Deontay Wilder clash is 5v5 competition’s marquee showdown

“Frank, Queensbury, all the boys on our team are doing the business,” Fury said.

“Crush Eddie Hearn, Matchroom and all the Matchroom fighters.

Get up there, go Queensbury and Frank Warren, good luck to all the fighters, good luck.

Deontay Wilder and Zhilei Zhang will face off in a heavyweight main event at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

Wilder is part of Hearn’s Matchroom team which includes Filip Hrgovic, Austin Williams, Raymond Ford and Craig Richards.

Zhang is part of Warren’s Queensbury line-up, which also includes Daniel Dubois, Hamzah Sheeraz, Nick Ball and Willy Hutchinson.

The main event of the evening is Dmitry Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title fight against Malik Zinad, but the contest is separate from the 5v5 event.