– Rio Ferdinand starts career as a professional boxer.
– Betting company, Betfair backs Rio Ferdinand in his new boxing career.
Rio Ferdinand starts professional boxing career at 38. Apparently, football isn’t all the former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand can do. After retiring from his football career two years ago, the sportsman is set to begin a new career in professional boxing.
In his own words, he states why he is making this move, ”I’m doing this because it’s a challenge, I’ve won titles and now I’m aiming for a belt.” Rio Ferdinand’s boxing career is being backed up by Betfair, a betting company, which announced the news on Tuesday.
He has prior to this time posted on social media, videos showing him boxing and working with his personal trainer Mel Deane.
The former footballer also works as a TV expert and owns his own clothing line.