(Video) Rio Ferdinand to become pro boxer, Man United legend is already in training

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Rio Ferdinand retired from playing football in May 2015 but the legendary former Manchester United centre back is not yet done with professional sport.

According to The Telegraph, the 38-year-old BT Sport pundit is set to launch a career as a pro boxer.

Ferdinand is expected to officially announce his decision to move into the fight game on Tuesday afternoon.

Ex-England captain Ferdinand appears to have already begun training for his new adventure.

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He regularly posts workout videos on Instagram.

And earlier today he shared footage of himself doing a drill designed to sharpen his reaction.

It involved dodging a tennis ball, rather than punches.

He captioned the post: “Dodging Rain Drops…. Reaction Drill… Keep Moving!!”

Ferdinand makes no secret of his love for boxing and posed for a photo with Anthony Joshua back in April.

Dodging Rain Drops…. Reaction Drill… Keep Moving!! ?? @chrisvarnavas

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