- Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney could be battling against each other in the boxing ring
- Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn wants to promote a charity match between the Man United legends
- Ferdinand was once denied a boxing licence in 2017 while Rooney had ambitions in the sport in his early years
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Rio Ferdinand and Wayne could get physical in a friendly way in the squared circle as boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wants to host a charity boxing match.
The Manchester United legends have made a combined 1,014 appearances for the Red Devils and the Matchroom boss is looking to pitch Ferdinand and Rooney against each other.
Ferdinand, 41, is now a pundit with Sky Sports while Rooney, 34, is the captain of Championship side Derby County.
And according to Anthony Joshua's promoter Hearn, plans are already underway to make the fight happen in a charitable manner.
Hearn said on his No Passion No Point podcast:
"I'd like to do Wayne Rooney against Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford.
"Because they both think they can fight a bit, you know?
"And maybe me and you can talk after this podcast, you can get me a couple of the boys, Liverpool vs someone.
"I don't think the gaffer would be too pleased with it."
Ferdinand once thought about the idea of going into boxing back in 2017 after he ended his career with Man United.
"Boxing is an amazing sport for the mind and the body.
"I have always had a passion for it and this challenge is the perfect opportunity to show what's possible."
The former England international was challenged to a bout by 16-stone footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa but the center-back never got his licence.
On the other hand, Rooney had boxing ambitions during his early teenage years before fully going into football and the striker was once was infamously floored by Phil Bardsley in a kitchen spar in 2015.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Liverpool's 3-1 win over Arsenal in their Premier League clash at Anfield this season had Man United fan named Wayne Jones smiling to the bank.
The 61-year-old staked just £20 and won an incredible £21,000 after backing United's fierce rivals in winning the match.
It is not the first time the 61-year-old will be handsomely rewarded for correctly predicting the outcome of a match.
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