News broke on Monday night that Rio Ferdinand is set to officially announce his decision to become a pro boxer within the next 24 hours.
As reported by The Telegraph, the ex-Manchester United defender will confirm his plans on Tuesday afternoon.
But Ferdinand has already called out three of the game’s heavyweights, albeit it in a very tongue-in-cheek manner.
Earlier this year, Ferdinand shared a cringeworthy video of himself banterously shouting (and shamelessly namedropping) while punching his trainer’s hands.
He began: “Tony Bellew… I’m here. I’m waiting, I’m ready pal. Are you ready?
The 38-year-old continued: “David Haye, you want some? I’m here mate. I’m here, working.”
Finally, Ferdinand made sure everyone knew he was ‘oooooh friends’ with Anthony Joshua as he barked: “AJ, we had a holiday together mate… Dubai. I’ll take you out. I will cut you down.
“I’ll take you out AJ, come on son! You want some?”
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