Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Picks Between Ronaldo and Messi

Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Picks Between Ronaldo and Messi

  • Tyson Fury settled the debate by choosing Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi and Liverpool over Manchester City
  • The Gypsy King has always admired the global appeal of both Ronaldo and Messi and wanted to be like them
  • Fury is undefeated in his career and is hoping to one day be crowned the GOAT of the heavyweight division

The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate has divided people for years.

It's not only footballers who are split about who the greater player is, other sporting personalities have also weighed in on the debate.

Current WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is one of the sporting icons who was also asked to pick between the two.

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Tyson Fury has weighed in on the GOAT debate, choosing Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi. Image: Khalid Alhaj/ Warren Little/ Aurelien Meunier
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In a hilarious video in which he was asked to pick between a variety of things, Fury chose the Portuguese superstar over the Argentinian.

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Fury also chose Liverpool over Manchester City (because they won him some money) and said that his favourite insult was bums as opposed to sausages. One of his funniest answers came when he was asked to pick between Batman and Superman, and instead chose himself.

It's no surprise that Fury weighed in on the GOAT debate as he previously spoke about wanting to be as popular as either player, Bleacher Report noted.

In 2015, before a title fight against Wladimir Klitschko, Fury said that a win over the then-champion would help him on his quest to be a global phenomenon like Ronaldo and Messi.

Fury did win that fight and has since become a global phenomenon. The British boxer is undefeated in his career and well on his way to staking a claim as the greatest heavyweight of all time.

The Gypsy King is also looking to unify all the heavyweight titles and is in talks to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the other belts.

Beckham chooses Messi over Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both been referred to as the greatest footballers of their generation by their supporters after dominating European football for close to two decades.

The pair have won multiple team and individual titles in their careers, becoming the two most-awarded Ballon d’Or recipients with five and seven respectively.

Sports Brief reported that the debate about who is better between the two has raged for over a decade.

Source: Sports Brief News