Last week Rio Ferdinand said he wanted to become a professional boxer and aim for a belt. After a mixed media reaction to the annoucnement Rio has now changed his stance and said all he wants is one fight.
Ferdinand said he wanted to get his license with the aim of having one professional fight. He didn’t rule out having more though, “I am not looking to have a career here. I am looking to have a professional fight and I will see where I go then. It might grab me and say ‘I want to stay in here'”.
There have been other instances of sportsmen turning to boxing after retiring. Most recently Andrew Flintoff had 1 fight before retiring.