Cristiano Ronaldo and Nigerian UFC champion Israel Adesanya are among the notable guests expected to attend the highly-anticipated fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou.
Dubbed the “Battle of the Baddest”, the event will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night and has already garnered significant attention due to its star-studded guest list consisting of sports icons and A-list celebrities.
The fight will not only be held in two separate venues but will also introduce a specially crafted championship belt.
Ronaldo, who shares a close friendship with Ngannou, plans to attend the fight after his soccer match between Al Nassr and Al Feiha in the Saudi Pro League at 4pm WAT.
He will be joined by his former Manchester United teammate and legend, Rio Ferdinand, who has reportedly already traveled to Saudi Arabia for the event.
Additionally, MMA superstar Conor McGregor has confirmed his presence and will be joined by 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)