Ronaldo meets Neymar at Fury-Usyk boxing fight

By Minh Khang   May 20, 2024 | 07:37 pm PT
Two football superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, met and greeted each other at one of boxing’s biggest fights between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk last weekend.

On May 18, Fury and Usyk stepped in the ring to find the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000, as well as the first in the four-belt era. The fight was hosted at the Kingdom Arena Stadium in Saudi Arabia.

A video on social media showing a short encounter between Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar at the boxing match between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on May 18, 2024.

Ronaldo and Neymar, who are playing in the Saudi Pro League for Al Nassr and Al Hilal, did not miss the chance to attend the most anticipated fight of the decade. Neymar approached CR7 as the two exchanged words with handshakes and hugs at the event, The Sun reported.

In this season of Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo was in fine form, scoring 33 goals in 29 games but only helped Al Nassr finish second, behind Neymar’s Al Hilal.

Neymar did not contribute much to Al Hilal’s title as he has been injured since the beginning of the season. The Brazilian star is sure to miss the upcoming Copa America in the summer.

Oleksandr Usyk (L) stunned Tyson Fury with a precise hook in round 9 of the fight on May 18, 2024. Photo by Reuters

Oleksandr Usyk (L) stuns Tyson Fury with a precise hook in round 9 of the fight on May 18, 2024. Photo by Reuters

Back to the fight, after 12 rounds, Usyk came out on top and beat Fury via unanimous decision. The Ukrainian boxer became the first in history to hold the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles.

Usyk also increased his number of undefeated matches to 22, of which 14 were won by knockout. For Fury, this is his first professional defeat. Before that, the British boxer was undefeated in 35 fights.

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