Celebrities And Fighters Flock To Attend Fury Vs. Ngannou

Tyson Fury’s bout with Francis Ngannou drew in some the biggest names from sport and entertainment from across the globe.

The two fighters put on a boxing bout on October 28th, 2023, to mark Riyadh, Season, in a fight that delivered more than was expected. Despite Fury being seen as a clear favorite, Ngannou defied expectations to take the fight to the distance and knocked Fury to the canvas in round three. And in order to mark that special event, dozens of high-profile fighters and celebrities made sure to watch the event live in person. Here were the some of the A-listers, who were on hand to watch the spectacle.


Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan

Kanye West


Mike Tyson

Israel Adesanya

Cristiano Ronaldo

Luis Figo, Rio Ferdinand, Conor McGregor and Ronaldo

Prince Naseem and Evander Holyfield

Lil Baby

Oleksandr Usyk


But three of those names particularly stood out: Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and Conor McGregor. Pacman confirmed that talks were ongoing for the eight-division champion to face Khan or McGregor. Pacman may be 44-years-old, but the boxer has shown a willingness to return to the sport following his retirement in 2021 after losing to Yordenis Ugas. Thereafter, Manny has had exhibition fights as well as suggestions that he could compete for the Philippines at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. And during his attendance for the Fury vs. Ngannou fight, Pacman confirmed his plans moving forward.

“We’re working on it, [to face Amir Khan] next year,” Manny

Much in the same way, McGregor confirmed that talks had taken place for him to face Pacquiao earlier in his career after the Floyd Mayweather fight. However, those talks failed to result in a fight getting made. In response, McGregor stated that he was open to facing the Filipo with hopes that something could happen soon.

“His Excellency (Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia) set myself and Manny Pacquiao together. There was a discussion, it was close for us to fight in Saudi Arabia about two or three years ago now. ‘m sure we’ll pick up from where we left off. Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom and UFC have a deal so it’s growing. I’m up for anything,”  McGregor.

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