Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinard is set to announce his formal switching over to boxing today after leaving football according to reports from Mirror Sport.
The 38-year-old currently works for BT Sport after announcing his retirement from football back in May 2015 and has kept himself in good shape.
Ferdinard is set to follow the footsteps of former England cricket star Andrew Flintoff who also made a shock move into the boxing and became a pro fighter.
Woodhouse who also commented on Ferdinard’s decision was the last well known player to move into boxing and showed what could be achieved as he went on to become British super-lightweight champion with a victory over Darren Hamilton back in 2014.
Rio Ferdinard who is confidence to make an impact in boxing won 6 premier leagues, 1 Champions league, 1 Fifa Club World Cup, 4 FA Community Shield and 2 Football League cups with Manchester United.