The former Manchester United and England defender will step into the hoop – in partnership with Betfair in the ‘Defender to Contender’ project.
“Boxing is an amazing sport for the mind and the body,” he mentioned.
“I’ve all the time had a keenness for it and this problem is the easiest alternative to display other people what’s conceivable.
“It’s a problem I’m now not taking evenly, obviously now not everybody can turn out to be a qualified boxer, however with the staff of professionals Betfair are hanging in combination and the force I’ve to be triumphant, the rest is conceivable.”
Betfair are hanging in combination a staff of professionals together with former WBC super-middleweight Champion grew to become Team GB instructor, Richie Woodhall to lend a hand Ferdinand get ready for the exchange in recreation.
“In all honesty, I think Rio can definitely box as a professional given time,” Woodhall mentioned.
“He has herbal energy in his proper hand, is very have compatibility and could be very enthusiastic to be told which is encouraging.
“Style smart he’s very uncooked and I’ll have to expand this which is able to take time however he has the entire herbal components, peak and succeed in benefits over boxers in his weight department and indisputably has possible to win a name in the long run.”