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Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed details of a conversation he had with Anthony Joshua in 2019. And when two champions collide, there’s often a lot of knowledge and talent that can be shared.
The Portuguese star told Gennady Golovkin as part of DAZN’s Parallel Worlds: “We had the opportunity to speak last year in Dubai, I was with Joshua and we had conversation. Thirty-three years old is that age where you start to feel down
“I don’t wanna be in the sport, in football, where people say, ‘Cristiano was an unbelievable player and now he’s slow’. I don’t want that. You can take care a lot of your body, the body’s not a problem I don’t think.
“It’s here [points to his head], your motivation, experience. I think this is the most tough. 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.
“Between watching a football match or a boxing or UFC fight, I choose boxing or UFC. I don’t think I could have been a boxer, it’s tough. You have to be born for that, with that gift.”