Cristiano Ronaldo and Conor McGregor, same fight


By: Manu Tournoux

Cristiano Ronaldo and Conor McGregor sit next to each other for Anthony Joshua’s fight against Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia.

The football icon was placed next to the UFC icon in a major encounter between two of the sport’s global superstars. The two men will attend the last major sporting event to be held in Riyadh, with Saudi Arabia seeking to take control of the biggest events in boxing and football.

Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr helped catalyze major growth in Saudi Arabia’s place on the global sporting stage. The Portuguese star’s transfer was attended by a host of footballing greats, as that nation’s influence in the sport continued to grow. The presence of McGregor and Ronaldo, two of the biggest names in sport, at the latest Saudi boxing match only further legitimizes the growing influence of the Saudis in the sport, which will only increase as the 2034 Saudi Arabia World Cup is getting closer.

Ronaldo and McGregor will be joined by the two biggest names in boxing promotion, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren. Promoters will be seated next to both men, completing the three-sport crossover in the Riyadh crowd, as Joshua takes on Wallin and Deontay Wilder takes on Joseph Parker.

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