News | Sep 19 2017

Rio Ferdinand attempting to become a professional boxer

The boxing ring beckons for former football star Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand
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RETIRED football star Rio Ferdinand is attempting to become a professional boxer at the age of 38.

The Londoner, who captained Manchester United and England on numerous occasions during an outstanding and trophy-laden career, currently serves as a football pundit on BT Sport.

Of course, former pro footballers trying their hand at boxing is nothing new. Ex-Crystal Palace and Norwich City player Leon McKenzie recently hung up his gloves after challenging for the Southern Area super-middleweight title. He had also previously fought for English 168lb honours, and ended his ring career with a respectable 8-2-1 (4) record.