The gift comes ahead of Ngannou’s biggest fight of his career as he prepares to face Tyson Fury on October 28th, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event will mark Riyadh Season, a significant list of events that will no doubt attract the biggest stars around. And none could be bigger than Ronaldo himself.
The footballer recently arrived in the Saudi football league, having signed for Al-Nassr last year. And after having struck up a good friendship with the footballer, Ngannou was delighted to show off his new timepiece. In the following video, Ngannou can be seen collecting the Jacob & Co watch. The post was captioned by the following comments: “Got to pick up my new watch ahead of fight week here in Riyadh. Thank you @jacobandco Riyadh & my brother @cristiano.”
Francis Ngannou on Instagram:
“Thank you Cristiano for the wonderful gift.❤️”
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) October 23, 2023
Ronaldo is a self-professed boxing and UFC fan, which has increased hopes that the footballer will attend the Ngannou fight. And that naturally reflects the huge anticipation that has been building following reports that the Fury-Ngannou trailer had over 100 million views. And if that can transcend into pay-per-view numbers, then that will no doubt aid the event moving forward.