JAKE PAUL has revealed that ex-Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo will be ringside for his grudge boxing match against Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia.

The 38-year-old joined Saudi side Al Nassr late last year after having his Man Utd contract ripped up.

Jake Paul said Cristiano Ronaldo will be at his fight with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia


Jake Paul said Cristiano Ronaldo will be at his fight with Tommy Fury in Saudi ArabiaCredit: Top Rank Boxing
Ronaldo plays for Saudi side Al Nassr


Ronaldo plays for Saudi side Al NassrCredit: AFP

Ronaldo has settled into life in the Middle East quickly, scoring five goals in three games, with four of those coming in his last appearance.

But he’s set to be joined by two big sports and social media stars in Saudi in the coming week.

Paul is taking on long-time boxing rival Fury on 26 February.

And according to Paul, Ronaldo will be ringside for the fight.

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When being mobbed by young fans while out on a run, Paul said in a TopRank video when asked whether he will see Ronaldo: “Yeah, I think he’s coming to the fight.”

Paul, 26, comes into the fight at 6-0 but faces his first opponent with a recognised boxing record.

That follows after wins over ex-MMA champions Ben Askren, 38, Tyron Woodley, 40, and Anderson Silva, 47.

The YouTuber-turned boxer has prepared for the fight almost 800 miles away in Dubai.


Meanwhile Fury, 23, is flying out to Saudi following a training camp in Manchester and Bolton.

The stakes have been raised even more after the WBC announced Paul will earn a world ranking if he wins.

Any challenger for the world title must be ranked within the top 15, meaning he is one victory away from a title shot.

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