After 2 years away from the pitch, former center-back Rio Ferdinand is ready to become a professional boxer.
Through social media accounts, former center-back Rio Ferdinand confirmed his preparation for professional boxing. On Instagram, the Manchester United player posted a trailer introducing himself as a boxer.
Today (September 19), Ferdinand held an official press conference to confirm his upcoming boxing match. Thus, Ferdinand is about to follow the famous British athletes like Andrew Flintoff (cricket), Sonny Bill Williams (rugby), Leon McKenzie (former Norwich player) and Curtis Woodhouse (former Sheffield United player) to try boxing. .
Recently, the former center-back in 1978 also sent challenges to famous punches like Tyson Fury, Tony Bellew or David Haye.
Rio Ferdinand confirmed his upcoming professional boxing match
While on the football field, Rio Ferdinand weighed 82 kg, equivalent to the cruiserweight class of boxing. But with Rio Ferdinand challenging Tyson Fury, it’s possible that the former Manchester United star has increased his muscle to compete in the 90 kg heavyweight class.
The former Manchester United star has long been interested in boxing and fists. Since leaving the soccer field in 2015, Rio Ferdinand has posted lots of boxing practice photos and videos on social media. Rio also actively practices in the gym to build and maintain strong muscles. It can be said that Rio is one of the few former players who maintain a strong physique after retirement.
The legend of MU transferred to boxing at the age of 38
Rio shared a joy with Anthony Joshua, after the young puncher defeated the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in April.
The former England midfielder locked himself in the gym and worked hard to forget the sadness of losing his wife and mother, and his daughter Rebecca Ellison had breast cancer in 2015. Before moving to boxing, Rio Ferdinand assumed the role. commentators, familiar guests present in live football shows.