Cristiano Ronaldo is Spotted with Mike Tyson
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, where he watched British boxer Tommy Fury defeat American former YouTuber Jake Paul. The Portuguese forward, who recently signed with Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, was accompanied by his son and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who earlier backed Paul to win the fight.
When Ronaldo Confirmed His Attendance
Confirming the news earlier this week, Ronaldo's friend and former colleague Piers Morgan revealed on his show Piers Morgan Uncensored that the Portuguese superstar would be at the fight. "Cristiano Ronaldo has just told me he is going to the fight on Sunday. And he thinks it's going to be a great fight, which many people do, so there we are," Morgan said.
And Ronaldo did not disappoint. The player showed up to the fight and even managed to snag a picture with the former undisputed heavyweight world champion, Mike Tyson, while he was there. But Ronaldo wasn't the only celebrity in attendance. Other stars spotted in the crowd included Kevin Hart, Devin Haney, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Derek Chisora.
Who Else Attended the Match
Tommy Fury, the younger brother of Tyson Fury, was also in the spotlight as he took on Jake Paul in what promised to be a thrilling bout. Before the fight, Tyson joked that if his brother lost, he would leave him in Saudi Arabia to become Ronaldo's trainer. "He can become Cristiano Ronaldo's best pal, and he can be a PT for Ronaldo in Saudi," Tyson said.
But Fury was confident in his brother's abilities, saying, "The two guys are putting it on. They're both undefeated, and whoever loses is pretty much fed. They've had a lot to say. It's like me - if you speak a lot of s, you've got to back it up. That's it. I've been doing this for years, 30-odd times in a row. Now it's time for the big boys to do it, let's get it on. I'm excited."
And the fight did not disappoint. It was a thrilling showdown between two undefeated fighters, with Paul ultimately emerging as the winner. But regardless of the outcome, it was a night to remember for everyone in attendance, including the celebrities who showed up to cheer on their favorite fighters.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Status and Next Team Match
Prior to attending the match, Ronaldo was spotted celebrating Founding Day with his team. Football-wise, Ronaldo has made a huge impact in Saudi Arabia since joining the football club, scoring eight goals in just six games for Al-Nassr. His most recent success came in the form of a hat-trick against Damac, a feat that marked the 62nd hat-trick of his remarkable career. Because of his performance so far, fans on social media are suggesting he could set new records in the Saudi Pro League.
On that note, Al-Nassr is preparing for an upcoming Saudi Pro League match on March 4. They are playing against Al Batin. So far, Al-Nassr has won 13 out of 8 matches and are first in the league standings with 43 points. Before the two play against each other, there will be three matches on March 3.