Rio Ferdinand Set To Launch Professional Boxing Career At 38.

English former Manchester United footballer, Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football.

The 38-year-old’s move into the ring is being backed by betting company Betfair, which announced the news on Tuesday.

Former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand works as a TV pundit and he has his own clothing line.

He said:

“I’m doing this because it’s a challenge, I’ve won titles and now I’m aiming for a belt.”