Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand wants to become a professional boxer at the age of 38

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Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand is to turn his hand to boxing at the age of 38.

The Daily Telegraph first reported Ferdinand’s plans to become a professional boxer on Monday, and the decorated ex-footballer confirmed his intentions on Tuesday morning.¬†

He is working with bookmaker Betfair to transition into the sport. He is hoping to secure a British Boxing Board of Control licence, but it is not yet clear who he will fight.

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