Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is due to announce on Tuesday morning that he intends to end up plainly as a professional boxer just two months away from his 39th birthday and will be seeking for a boxing license, according to Daily Telegraph.
Ferdinand, who won 81 cap and showed up for Manchester United in over 300 games, is an enthusiastic boxing fan and has conceded investing his time in the gym has helped clear his head somewhat subsequent to losing his wife and the mother of his three kids Rebecca Ellison to breast cancer in 2015.
Ferdinand, who has turned into a respected TV pundit since hanging up his boots in 2015, is because of what has been tagged “a major news announcement” on Tuesday but will need to persuade the British Boxing Board of Control he merits a boxing permits.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 19, 2017
Ferdinand is friends with World heavyweight champion and super-heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, and close partners of the ex-footballer say he has been investing increasing measures of time to achieve the dream of fighting in a ring.
The 38-year-old Rio lean intensely on fitness coach Mel Deane to keep him fit as a fiddle since retiring from professional football, but won’t be the first ex-player to head into the ring.
Former Sheffield United player Curtis Woodhouse also took up boxing in the wake of leaving football, and former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff also took a similar way, notwithstanding winning a professional fight against American boxer Richard Dawson in 2012