Rio Ferdinand set to take up professional boxing

Retired English and Manchester United football Legend Rio Ferdinand is set to launch his pro boxing career at the age of 38.

Ferdinand took to twitter to make the announcement this morning saying: “It’s happening…can’t wait to get started.”

Ferdinand is a passionate boxing fan and has regularly posted videos on his social media accounts showing him in boxing training. He was at Wembley in April to see Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight bout with Wladimir Klitschko.

The Defender made over 300 appearances for Manchester United before retiring in 2015. He also played for West Ham, Leeds and Queens Park Rangers in his 19 year footballing career.