A remarkable welcoming gift was just given to Francis Ngannou by Cristiano Ronaldo, just in time for Francis Ngannou’s upcoming boxing debut against Tyson Fury this coming weekend. In the beginning of this year, the two met in Saudi Arabia, and ever since then, they have remained in contact with one another. The former UFC heavyweight champion is good friends with the legendary football star.
As a token of appreciation for Ngannou’s longstanding connection with Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner recently presented Ngannou with an exceptional watch emblazoned with his well-known ‘CR7’ moniker. The illustrious jewelers Jacob & Co. are responsible for the production of the watch. They have just lately established a new location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
It should not come as a surprise that fans went into a frenzy upon hearing the news given that Cristiano Ronaldo’s present reportedly cost a staggering $134,000 in total. After Francis Ngannou shared a video on Instagram showing him retrieving the watch from the store, a large number of people expressed their admiration for him in the comments area of the post.
One fan made a joke about Ngannou’s troubled relationship with Dana White, the CEO of the UFC, by mentioning it.
“Dana can’t get any redder.”
Another supporter wrote in:
“Dana crying, Francis making it super big.”
One user made a joke regarding the problematic pay structure of UFC fighters and wrote:
That is worth more than all of the money he made competing in the UFC combined!
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly played a pivotal role in Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou becoming official
It is common knowledge that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes in the whole wide world. If not the most famous, he is certainly up there. Although the Al-Nassr striker already has an impressively extensive list of accomplishments to his name, it appears that he is also credited with being the one responsible for making the boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou a reality.
Ngannou has been tireless in his pursuit of his dream of boxing a high-profile pugilist ever since his shocking exit from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) earlier this year as the reigning heavyweight champion. In spite of the fact that the Cameroonian was rumored to be fighting a number of world-class boxers, including Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, he ultimately got the opponent he had always desired.
It would appear that Cristiano Ronaldo, who had a run-in with ‘The Predator’ earlier this year, played a role in facilitating the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. The conversation that took place between Ngannou and Ronaldo was quite fruitful for Ngannou, and it helped him connect with officials in the United Kingdom.
Ngannou highlighted his imminent boxing debut in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani and claimed that running into Ronaldo played a significant role in making the bout official. The interview was conducted by Ariel Helwani. He remarked that
“Yes, you could say that was the beginning of the connection [with Saudi Arabia]. Yes, that was the point in time when [discussions of the fight] first began at that point.