Fans around the world react to the Rio Ferdinand boxing adventure that will see the former soccer player step into the ring.
The Rio Ferdinand boxing story came as a bit of an odd one when it first broke last night but after the former international soccer player confirmed the news this morning, it’s a bizarre reality that boxing fans and indeed general sports fans are trying to get their hands around.
Many will remember Cricket player Freddie Flintoff having a stab off professional boxing a few years back and enlisted the help of Barry and Shane McGuigan for his once off fight.
He won on the night and it did bring some added eyeballs to boxing for a short time – but afterwards it was quickly forgotten about in truth and life moved on.
Likely will be the case with this Rio Ferdinand boxing endeavour but credit to him for stepping in there.
Here is the pick of some of the reaction so far to the strange news:
Hey @rioferdy5 when you’re boxing does Vidic come in and take the punches whilst you cover round the back with me? ?
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 19, 2017
Rio Ferdinand isn’t the first person to do a sport he’s not used to…
For instance Oxlade-Chamberlain has been having a go at football.
— ✌️? (@CySaunders24) September 18, 2017
If Rio Ferdinand was Irish the whole of Ireland would have him favourite to beat Andre Ward.
— Jack (@JackEC_mufc) September 18, 2017
Edmond Tarverdyan wants Ronda Rousey to fight Cris Cyborg. At 38 years of age, Rio Ferdinand wants to box. Common sense prevailing in 2017. pic.twitter.com/MV4Z1ycYFg
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 18, 2017
Don’t understand the problem with Rio Ferdinand trying another sport.
It’s Jordan Henderson I feel for, he’s been trying football for years
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) September 19, 2017
??? @rioferdy5 , hope your boxing is better than it was last time , never landed one on me in tunnel but took a few lefts ???
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) September 19, 2017
Vidic I would believe it…
But Rio Ferdinand is not a fighter…
Won't watch… pic.twitter.com/br3LBBPsCH
— Billy Meredith (@BigPert_MUFC) September 19, 2017
— Diogo Correa (@Dees_evolution) September 19, 2017