Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t assistance but toss a punch at Tyson Fury for the duration of a mild-hearted picture shoot.
The Portuguese superstar was a single of a amount of famous sporting figures in attendance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the eve of Fury’s substantial battle with Francis Ngannou.
The crossover bout with the MMA legend implies that fans can look ahead to 1 of the most significant at any time fights in beat activity historical past, which means that it was no surprise to see some huge names turning out.
As well as Ronaldo Joseph Parker, Bob Arun, Frank Bruno, Oleksandr Usyk and Tommy Fury were all pictured in a blockbuster impression shared by Prime Rank Boxing on X.
There was also house for famous figures Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao, among a host of some others.
While not a boxing legend, Ronaldo was pictured at the back again of the pack with the Al-Nassr forward standing in the vicinity of to Fury.
In footage caught by TNT Sports activities, the 38-yr-outdated could not resist placing on a boxing glove and pretending to punch Fury, with the Gypsy King responding by pretending to be hurt.
They even found time for a chat backstage, with Manchester-born Fury stating: “Cristiano, you are the best footballer which is at any time lived, and I indicate that.
“I’m a huge lover, I watch all the soccer, I watched you when you were at United, the 1st time, second time, all of the True Madrid, every thing.
Ronaldo questioned: “But you’ve got hardly ever been to the stadium?” to which Fury replied: “I appear to the stadium but I get extremely a great deal tortured when I am there, so it is really very hard for me.”
Ronaldo will no doubt be in attendance for Fury’s combat with Ngannou on Saturday night time, with just one of football’s GOATs set for a masterclass as a boxing and MMA terrific face off.