Mourinho was the first to congratulate Joshua on his victory. Who else was at the boxing evening

Boxing News 09 mar 2024, 04:13
Mourinho was the first to congratulate Joshua on his victory. Who else was at the boxing evening Mourinho was the first to congratulate Joshua on his victory. Who else was at the boxing evening

Today at the "Kingdom Arena" in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, one of the premier boxing events of the year took place. Former heavyweight world champion from Britain, Anthony Joshua (28-3), stepped into the ring against former UFC heavyweight champion from Cameroon, Francis Ngannou (0-2 in boxing). Joshua knocked out his opponent already in the third round.

One of the first to congratulate the Briton was the legendary Portuguese coach, José Mourinho, who was present in the stands. Joshua reached out across the ropes to greet Mourinho. From the video footage, it can be inferred that both representatives of the sports world hold each other in high regard.

Interestingly, Mourinho had previously been linked with a move to the Pro League of Saudi Arabia but turned down the offer as he had a job in Italy with AS Roma. Even after his departure from Al-Shabab, the club made him another offer to lead them, but he declined, as he wishes to remain in Europe for some time.

In addition to José Mourinho, other well-known athletes were spotted in the stands of the "Kingdom Arena." Legendary Brazilian striker of Real Madrid and Barcelona, Ronaldo, attended the event. Also, present was the legendary player of AS Roma, Francesco Totti, and among the current players, former Manchester City defender and current Al-Nassr player, Aymeric Laporte, was noted. Former Dutch national team player Ryan Babel also did not miss this show.

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