Boxing: Ronaldo, Adesanya lead star-studded guest list to attend Fury vs Ngannou fight

Cristiano Ronaldo and Nigeria’s UFC champion Isreal Adesanya are among top guests to watch the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou.

The much anticipated fight titled “Battle of the Baddest“, set in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night is making waves and would see star-studded guest list featuring sporting giants and A-list celebrities.

Not only will it be contested in two separate venues, the fight will also feature a specially crafted championship belt.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo, a good friend of Ngannou will make it for the fight after after the match between Al Nassr and Saudi Pro League rivals Al Feiha by 4pm WAT.

Boxing: Ronaldo, Adesanya lead star-studded guest list to attend Fury vs Ngannou fight
Cristiano Ronaldo with Al Nassr players – Getty image

He will reunite with his former Manchester United teammate and legend Rio Ferdinand who according to talkSPORT, has already flown out to Saudi Arabia for the fight.

MMA superstar Conor McGregor has also announced his attendance, and would be at the venue with fellow MMA icon Israel Adesanya, among others.

Furthermore, WWE legend The Undertaker will also be present, as well as boxing champions and legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao who had the richest fight in history in 2015.

Ngannou’s trainer and Heavyweight icon Mike Tyson, will be at the ringside.

Fury’s rival and world champion Oleksandr Usyk, is also expected to attend, among many more others.

Fury vs Ngannou has made headlines in the past months and could be one of the biggest fights the sport has seen in recent times.

The bout marks Ngannou’s professional boxing debut, after crossing from MMA. He faces a tough opponent Fury, who is the reigning, undefeated heavyweight World Boxing Champion (WBC).

The fight is slated at 1am Saudi time (11pm West Africa Time)