- Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is now a professional boxer
- He will have his debut fight in February 2018
- The Englishman took to social media to update his fans on his boxing training
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has heightened his preparations as his boxing debut draws near by undertaking an intense workout.
The Englishman plans on stepping into the ring for the first time in February 2018 after announcing a switch to boxing in September 2017.
The Englishman has taken time to update his fans and followers about his training session with trainer Richie Woodhall ahead of his anticipated debut.
Apart from his love for boxing, Ferdinand also works as a BT Sport pundit where he delivers expert opinions on sporting activities.
His trainer, Woodhall, a former WBC super middleweight champion, while speaking on the stars training regime said: 'This basically is an exercise that helps with accuracy and timing.
'It comes at all different angles as you'll see, he's got to concentrate basically, it's a small target so it's accuracy in timing in his boxing stance.'
Then Ferdinand added: 'I've found that probably the hardest in terms of getting something wrong consistently. I've only done it a couple of times but I find it really, really difficult it's a moving target.
'Normally I'm hitting a set of pads or Richie's moving around a little bit but that is very, very quick. Probably there's no human on the planet going to be that quick.'
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has spoken on his decision to take up the daunting challenge of becoming a professional boxer at the age of 38.
Ferdinand will first need to qualify for a British Boxing Board of Control licence and he is being helped to achieve that by Betfair.
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