Rio Ferdinand has never been anxious about ceaseless work and this latest change looks set to test him to be sure.
The former Manchester United and England star said that he will live up evidently as a specialist boxer.
As OF Monday, Ferdinand posted a video of himself on Instagram getting ready for his life in the ring.
In the photographs he is doing response drills, staying away from a ball being tossed him, a valuable exercise for a boxer’s footwork and arrangement to maintain a strategic distance from punches.
Ferdinand, whose switch to boxing is being backed by the bookmaker Betfair and will be chronicled in a documentary, will be trained by former WBC super-middleweight champion turned Great Britain trainer Richie Woodhall and his own personal trainer, former rugby union centre Mel Deane.
A number of current and ex-boxers will likewise train Ferdinand to enable him plan and sharpen particular aptitudes.
Ferdinand stated: “I’ve generally been one to set objectives and continue moving forward. Since resigning from football, despite everything I’ve been preparing seriously and I’m in preferable physical condition over ever. I get no greater buzz than when I’m preparing and this is a chance to substantiate myself once more.
“This definitely isn’t a stunt. I’ll be undertaking an intensive boxing training regime over the next year under the expert guidance of Richie Wood hall and Mel Deane.