He will want to fare slightly better than former England cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, who was knocked down on his way to winning his one and only professional fight. Oh, no. The most telling line in the press release announcing his move from football to prize-fighting was: "When Betfair approached me about the Defender to Contender challenge, the chance to prove myself in a new sport was a real draw".
"There are a lot of armchair fans wanting to pass judgment". But for now, we've got to take it for what it is. The reason is despite the opportunity to upload training session in the ring with his coach, Mel Deane, during this time Ferdinand seemed to be just joking. I miss that competitive edge.
He is by no means the first sportsperson to make a switch like this - and no, we're not talking about Conor McGregor for a change.
Ferdinand, who has long had an interest in boxing, said he was doing it for "a challenge".
Why do many from other sports see boxing as something that they can pick up later?
Woodhall said his initial reaction was he "wasn't that interested" as he did not know who his new pupil would be, but after learning it was Ferdinand "that changed his mind".
Ferdinand will train with former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall as he attempts to earn the British Boxing Board of Control licence that will allow him to compete professionally.
Footballers have entered the ring before, including former Sheffield United striker Curtis Woodhouse, who went on to become British light-welterweight champion.
Hearn told BBC Radio 5 Live: "It's laughable isn't it?" After a four-year boxing career, he retired from the sweet science two weekends ago following a TKO defeat to Cello Renda, departing the sport with a respectable record of 8-2-1 (4KOs).
Have you read Trendiee Today? "I am taking it seriously", he added. "I wish him well", Woodhouse said.
Bookmakers Betfair previously backed Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton's transformation into a Cheltenham jockey in the 'Switching Saddles' challenge.
You can spawn this magical box beneath your feet to propel yourself into the air and move across the land at your own pace. Initially these industrious computer geniuses weren't sure how to actually access the game through the Switch .
We know you're looking to download some great paid iOS apps without spending a dime, that's why you've come to the right place. The new iOS will also support more advanced apps created using Apple's recently unveiled augmented reality framework, ARKit .
AirPods have improved Siri's listening and the upcoming HomePod promises better Siri listening too thanks to its six microphones. Finally, Welch Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Apple during the fourth quarter valued at $146,000.
The drive was set up when Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead picked off Manning's pass intended for tight end Evan Engram . This is the first time in franchise history the team has lost by 14 or more points in its first two games.
They have looked so strong, in fact, that their lead driver, #Lewis Hamilton has taken over the points lead in definitive fashion. It has been non-stop for Hamilton since his win at Monza took him three points clear of Vettel in the race for this year's title.
On the hour the previously quiet Bale raced clear onto Isco's ball over the top, finishing smartly to ensure the three points. The Real lived hidden, which is log that worse dominates, but beyond a couple of actions of carrilero French did not suffer.
The Nats' offense has been struggling, but they have continued to win with phenomenal starting pitching, led by Strasburg. For much of Jackson's career, missing out of the zone has been the problem, but overcorrecting can cause trouble, too.
GGG was the aggressor through most of the fight and he made his assertive intentions known when the opening bell sounded. Bob Bennett said judge Adalaide Byrd had "a bad day". "I didn't think either one of them fought that good", he said.
On that evening, Hamilton lost the championship lead to Nico Rosberg , and it was a deficit from which he would never recover. It's a weekend when every part of the team needs to be at its best if you wish to score a strong finish.
Barcelona are revitalized under new manager Ernesto Valverde and don't seem to be missing Neymar at all. The 20-year-old France forward helped with a counterattack that caught the Juventus defense off-guard.
The first one is a wide angled lens with f/1.7 aperture, while the secondary camera has a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture. Then on Monday, Sprint seemed to break with the rest of the industry and return to last year's free iPhone deal .
While calls are useful proof of cell connection, they aren't really what connecting a watch to an LTE network is all about. But the main difference is that the iPhone 8 Plus has a home button and a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device.
Santana's HR lifts Brewers over Pirates 1-0
As Pittsburgh has done with others, Williams was skipped on what would have been his most recent turn in the rotation. Milwaukee (79-70) has won seven of its past eight, including two of three against Pittsburgh last week at home.
Messi rapes Old Lady — Champions League
And Messi sent a message to the fans on Facebook after the game stating his intentions to take Barca all the way this season. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde agreed that Dybala posed a threat but was also concerned with Juve's power as a team.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review
Samsung isn't new when it comes to mobile photography as the company sells compact cameras that make our lives easier. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable users to express themselves.
Galaxy Note 8 is available in stores and it looks amazing
If you're not in a region with good Sprint coverage (which is very possible!) then you probably haven't even read down this far. A second-generation performance controller provides more power when you need it while delivering the same great battery life.
Paris Saint-Germain v Lyon: Preview
Perhaps it is essential to see through the two legged fixture before showering coach Yusif Basigi and his girls with champagne. It's said that within 20 minutes of the final whistle, Cavani had already packed his bags and left the Parc des Princes.
Not at all: 'No EPL title excuses for City' - Andy Dunn
Considering the quick atonement for the defensive lapse via Salah, you can't completely blame the defense for this poor result. The hat-trick from Aguero left the Spaniard claiming that his player should already be widely-known as a Man City legend.
Apple iPhone 8 and the truth behind their prices
What is not clear at this time is whether the voice-enabled speaker will work with Samsung's powerful voice assistant, Bixby. The device comes with a 3,300mAh non-removable battery , and it also offers IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.
Sebastian Vettel looks to regain lead — Formula One
There are also spill-over effects for businesses, with over 90 per cent of race-related works subcontracted to local companies. He qualified 15th, after suffering snap oversteer in Q2, and has been unable to find a good balance all weekend.