Why is Cristiano Ronaldo at the Jake Paul fight? CR7 set to watch Tommy Fury boxing match
When Jake Paul and Tommy Fury meet for their much-anticipated boxing match in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will apparently be there in person.
The celebrity showdown won’t be the first time Portuguese legend Ronaldo has shown his interest in combat sports, having previously posed with two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor at an MMA gym.
Broadcaster Piers Morgan, who conducted Ronaldo’s infamous interview just before he left Premier League giants Manchester United in 2022, appears to have confirmed the striker will be in attendance.
Here’s what we know about Ronaldo’s plans to feature in Paul vs Fury and why the icon was tempted to take on the fight.
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Interview with Piers Morgan Jake Paul: Ronaldo ‘leaves’
The highly acclaimed Morgan interviewed Paul as part of his show Piers Morgan Uncensored on the TalkTV channel.
When Morgan asked the American about a possible visit from Ronaldo, Paul said he had heard the rumours.
After the interview aired, Morgan said: “Quick update to end this conversation: Cristiano Ronaldo just told me he’s going to the fight on Sunday. And he thinks it’s going to be a great fight, which a lot of people are doing – so here we are.”
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Why is Cristiano Ronaldo in the Jake Paul fight?
Ronaldo joined Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr FC in a surprise and lucrative move following his acrimonious departure from United.
The club is based in Riyadh, which is only around 20 minutes’ drive from the Diriyah Arena where Paul and Fury will fight.
Al-Nassr is out of action ahead of Friday March 3 after rising to the top of the Saudi league with the help of Ronaldo’s hat-trick on Saturday.
Alongside MMA megastar McGregor, Ronaldo has shown his interest in boxing by posing with pugilists like Floyd Mayweather – the most successful fighter of modern times.
The former Real Madrid top scorer has also linked up with one of McGregor’s former arch-rivals: ex-UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury
|country||Date||channel + live stream
|United States||Sun. February 26th||ESPN+ PPV|
|Canada||Sun. February 26th||FITE.tv, DAZN|
|Great Britain||Sun. February 26th||BT sports fund|
|Australia||Mon. February 27th||Foxtel, Kayo Sports|
UNITED STATES: Boxing fans in the US can watch Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury on ESPN+ PPV.
Canada: In Canada, the fight is available on DAZN and FITE.tv.
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UNITED KINGDOM: In the UK, the fight will be available through BT Sport Box Office.
Australia: In Australia, fans can tune in via the Foxtel and Kayo Sports Main Event.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury price: How much is Paul-Fury?
In the US, you first have to pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or a $99.99 annual subscription. The Paul vs. Fury fight on PPV costs $49.99.
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|Monthly ESPN+ subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ annual subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu||$13.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
Click here to learn more about the different pricing and bundle options on the ESPN+ platform.
In the UK, the fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office for £19.99.
When does Jake Paul play Tommy Fury?
- Date: Sunday February 26th
- Main card: 2 p.m. ET | 7pm GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT
- Main event: 4:30 p.m. ET | 21:30 GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury will take place on February 26th. The main card starts at 2 p.m. ET | 7pm GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT.
Paul and Fury were scheduled to make their way to the ring around 4:30pm ET 9:30pm GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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Fight card between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury
- Jake Paul versus Tommy Fury; cruiser weights
- Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack for the WBC Cruiserweight Title
- Ziyad Almaayouf versus Ronnald Martinez; super lightweights
- Muhsin Cason vs. Taryel Jafarov; cruiser weights,
- Bader Samreen versus Viorel Simion; lightweights
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