Ronaldo a Picture of Emotions as Ngannou and Fury Battle in Saudi Arabia: Video

Ronaldo a Picture of Emotions as Ngannou and Fury Battle in Saudi Arabia: Video

Lukman Mumuni
October 31, 2023 at 5:50 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was ringside to watch Francis Ngannou versus Tyson Fury
  • The Gypsy King defeated the Cameroonian former champ via a split decision
  • Ronaldo was seen going through many emotions while watching the big bout

Cristiano Ronaldo was left restless as he watched the blockbuster bout between heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury and MMA star, Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

The Al-Nassr forward was one of the high-profile personalities in attendance for the historic fight.

Both Fury and Ngannou are friends of the former Manchester United star, making it somewhat difficult for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to pick a side.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury, Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo watching the fight between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury. Credit: @TNTBoxing
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In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Ronaldo is seen going through different emotions as he watched the fighters battle it out.

This included a deep breath out after a particular onslaught by the Cameroonian.

Fury won the fight via a split decision after two judges scored 96-93 and 95-94 in his favour while the other had it 95-94 for Ngannou.

"That definitely wasn't in the script," said Fury after the fight, as quoted by Sky Sports. "He's given me probably one of my toughest fights in the last 10 years."

The Gypsy King lauded the Cameroonian as a 'hell of a fighter'.

"...Strong, big puncher, and a lot better boxer than we all thought he would be. He's a very awkward man and he's a good puncher and I respect him a lot."

Meanwhile, Ronaldo provided an assist in Al-Nassr's 3-1 victory over Al-Feiha on Saturday to also stay on the winning side of things.

Gary Lineker reacts to Ngannou vs Fury fight

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on former England striker, Gary Lineker reacting to Ngannou vs. Fury after the fight reached its conclusion.

The British boxing heavyweight champion defeated the Cameroonian MMA fighter by a split decision in their Saudi Arabian blockbuster.

The historic bout travelled the distance as Ngannou surprisingly knocked down the Gypsy King, only for Fury to rise up and finish the fight.

Tyson Fury defeats Francis Ngannou

Sports Brief also reported on Fury defeating Ngannou by split decision in the 'Battle of the Baddest' in Riyadh.

The Briton overcame a Round 3 knockdown to defeat the Cameroonian in a somewhat controversial manner.

One judge had Ngannou winning 95-94, while the other two judges scored the bout 96-93 and 95-94 for Fury.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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