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Defender to Contender: Watch our video as Rio's training journey begins

Rio Ferdinand has officially begun training to become a boxer
Rio Ferdinand has officially begun training to become a boxer
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Rio Ferdinand has taken the first steps on the long road to getting a professional boxing licence, with his training programme now underway. In the first of our series of exclusive videos, we see the Manchester United legend being put through the paces by Richie Woodhall...

"This is where the hard work starts."

For all the latest on Rio's journey, take a look at our dedicated Defender to Contender microsite.

The footage you see is from Rio's first training session. He is undertaking a four day a week programme including boxing specific and strength & conditioning sessions.

There is no time limit to how long this will take. Richie will judge when the time is right.


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For all the latest on Rio's journey, take a look at our dedicated Defender to Contender microsite.

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