The former England captain has showed he will try to develop into a certified boxer with without equal purpose of difficult for a name belt.
The 38-year-old, who retired from soccer in May 2015, is collaborating in Betfair’s ‘Defender to Contender’ venture and will be coaching with former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall.
UFC celebrity McGregor final month made his personal wearing transfer – from the octagon to the boxing ring to stand unbeaten legend Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor was once stopped within the 10th spherical in opposition to the Money guy and now Twitter customers reckon – rather ridiculously – that he’s now on target to fulfill Ferdinand.
One, together with a cash bag emoji in his tweet, wrote: “Connor McGregor vs Rio Ferdinand is next.”
Another agreed and mentioned: “Ferdinand vs McGregor for the vacant Money Belt… make it happen.”
One tagged promoter Eddie Hearn of their tweet and wrote: “R. Ferdinand v C. McGregor @EddieHearn.”
While a fellow fan added: “Rio Ferdinand to call out Conor McGregor… Heard it here first folks.”
A Betfair press liberate mentioned Ferdinand can be searching for to qualify for a British Boxing Board of Control licence prior to beginning coaching and competing for a name belt.
Ferdinand mentioned: “Boxing is a fantastic recreation for the thoughts and the frame. I’ve at all times had a keenness for it and this problem is the very best alternative to turn folks what is imaginable.
“It’s a problem I am not taking calmly – obviously no longer everybody can develop into a certified boxer – however with the staff of professionals Betfair are hanging in combination and the force I’ve to be triumphant, the rest is imaginable.”
It’s ended in a cynical reaction from some boxing fanatics, alternatively.
One fumed: “Ferdinand a boxer ? I blame mcgregor ffs now every **** thinks they can have a go.”
Another annoyed fan wrote: “Mayweather v McGregor, GGG gettin robbed by Adalaide Byrd an now Rio Ferdinand wants to turn pro. What’s happened to boxing.”
While a fellow consumer wrote: “First we had Conor McGregor taking up Boxing, now we’ve got Rio Ferdinand doing the same, what’s next, Tyson Fury the 100m world champion?”