The superstar of Juventus and Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed his passion for combat sports.
Regarding his exploits for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juve and Portugal, Ronaldo is one of football’s all-time greats. Madrid’s record goalscorer is the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, but Ronaldo showed his passion for action sports when it comes to watching tv.
Playing football is my passion, but I prefer watching other sports on TV
Between watching a football match or a boxing or UFC fight, I choose boxing or UFC.
A trainer boxed with me while I was at Manchester United.
I think practicing boxing is useful for football because it sharpens your senses and you learn to move.
In Sunday’s 3-1 Serie A victory over Genoa, Ronaldo, 35, celebrated his 100th Juventus appearance with a brace.
He was also the first player to cross 400 wins in the top five leagues in Europe this century.
“Last summer, I had a chat with [heavyweight champion] Anthony Joshua,” He said.
You start thinking that your legs are going at 33. I want to remain in the sport, in football. People will look at me and say, “Cristiano was an amazing player, but he’s slow now”. I don’t want that.
You can change your body a lot, but that’s not the problem. The most complex thing, I believe, depends on your attitude, your motivation, and your experience.
In sport, you can gain maturity. Look at [Roger] Federer in tennis; he’s 37 or 38 years old and he’s still at his peak, and there are some in boxing too.’, he added.