We always see a lot of notable faces outside the ring in some of world’s most highly-anticipated fights, but while Jay Z and Mickey Rourke come as no surprise as boxing fans, there’s also a number of attendees who we wouldn’t expect to see at these events.
There’s a long list of websites that cover boxing in all its glory and TeamFA fill that criteria and then some, even setting aside their own section specially organised for the sport ahead of all others, where they regularly write previews for upcoming fights and openly recommend who they’d get behind.
As something that’s likely to be an eye-opener to those who readily follow boxing, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite surprise celebrity boxing fans, with some shock additions which could easily catch you off-guard.
Keeping his personal life as private as possible, Sting isn’t always the most predominant celebrity, but his public appearances at a handful of boxing matches have presented a hidden fondness to the sport, surely helped by his sparked friendship with Frank Bruno in the eighties.
William H Macy –
Another celebrity that doesn’t indulge in the glamorous side of Hollywood is William H Macy. He does get involved in some of the most prestigious boxing matches though, and was pictures in last year’s key bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
Billy Crystal –
Remembered best for his impression of Muhammed Ali in the 1976 comedy roast, Billy Crystal has always kept one hand in …