Updated December 26th, 2023 at 16:00 IST

McGregor and Ronaldo's Ringside Bond Takes Center Stage at Anthony Joshua's Fight in Saudi Arabia

Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo compared watches while watching Anthony Joshua's bout in Saudi Arabia.

Aryan Suraj Chadha
McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo
McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo | Image:X/screengrab

Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo recently shared ringside seats for Anthony Joshua's boxing battle against Otto Wallin in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The friendship between the UFC fighter and the football icon went beyond the exhilarating fights, grabbing viewers' interest as they participated in passionate debates and even compared their fancy watches.

3 things you need to know 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Conor McGregor were present at Anthony Joshua's boxing battle against Otto Wallin
  • Ronaldo and McGregor sat together 
  • Anthony Joshua defeated Otto Wallin via TKO in the fifth round

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McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo compare watches 

McGregor and Ronaldo sat side by side as Anthony Joshua faced Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder faced Joseph Parker, bringing an added layer of splendour to the already star-studded event. The duo's interesting watch comparison was a standout moment, demonstrating not only their athletic abilities but also their taste in high-end accessories.


This was not the first time McGregor and Ronaldo had met in the ring. In October, the two superstars met again in Riyadh, this time in a spectacular bout between Tyson Fury and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. Their continued attendance at such events highlights the particular camaraderie enjoyed by athletes at the elite of their respective sports.

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Cristiano Ronaldo proved his footballing skills on Friday in the Saudi Pro League, scoring for Al-Nassr in a commanding 3-1 victory over Steven Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq. The triumph marked Ronaldo's transition from ringside spectacles to on-field success. Ronaldo's Al-Nassr is ready to take on the defending champions Al-Ittihad on Boxing Day, offering another opportunity to see the football genius perform. He has his sights set on the next challenge.


As McGregor and Ronaldo continue to cross paths at athletic events, their friendship at the ring elevates occasions beyond the confines of their respective sports and leaves a lasting impression on spectators everywhere.


Published December 24th, 2023 at 10:00 IST

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