Ferdinand will be trained by Woodhall.
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Former England captain Rio Ferdinand said Tuesday he is launching a new career as a professional boxer two years after retiring from football as a way of channeling his anger.Both Ferdinand and Woodhall recognize the former Manchester United center-back is not guaranteed a professional license by the British Boxing Board of Control.Boxing promoter Barry Hearn has accused Ferdinand of being "totally naive" and feels talk of fighting for titles should not be taken seriously.The board's General Secretary Robert Smith said it had not received an application from Ferdinand for a boxer's license.Former Sheffield United midfielder Curtis Woodhouse won the British light-welterweight title in 2012 after swapping football for boxing, while cricketer Andrew Flintoff won a one-off bout, of modest standard, against American Richard Dawson, having been mentored by Barry McGuigan.
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