Boxing News 2014: Sports Icons Ronaldo Cristiano & Floyd Mayweather Together in Instagram Pix

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By Vittorio Hernandez | July 27, 2014 11:34 PM EST

Two superstars from different sports had a photo together when they met on Saturday. The best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, and the unbeaten American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr, joined a historic moment which Ronaldo posted on Instagram.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo holds his Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) trophy after winning the FIFA World Player of the Year 2013 award, before their Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Team captain Ronaldo and his teammates from Real Madrid are in the U.S. to prepare for a new season. He may possibly be included in the team's pre-season fixtures versus Inter Milan, Roma and Manchester United.

He captioned the photo: "Nice to hand out with the champ @FloydMayweather. After he posted it on Instagram on Saturday, the photo was retweeted 15,000 times and favourites 19,000 times.

Media outlets that published the photo noted the uniqueness of the photo for bringing together two sports icon.

Mstarz writer Kenneth Brown commented, "It is interesting to think how they could help one another in the gym, implementing fitness tips provided from one another."

He added, "Could be the greatest sporting friendship of all time, and which is the better athlete? It's a tough choice indeed."

Meanwhile, Money May is busy now preparing for his Sept 13 rematch versus Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana, but all eyes are anticipating the speculated dream match between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 in Dubai.

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Maidana is also going through training in a bid to avenge his loss to Mayweather on May 3.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo holds his Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) trophy after winning the FIFA World Player of the Year 2013 award, before their Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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