Rio Ferdinand isn’t licence yet, British Boxing Board of Control says

Rio Ferdinand isn't licence yet, British Boxing Board of Control says

British Boxing Board of Control has said that Rio Ferdinand’s boxing announcement was “surprising” because he hasn’t applied for a licence yet, the organisation claim.

The ex-Manchester United and England footballer earlier revealed his intention to switch into Boxing on Monday night but hasn’t yet gone through the necessary procedural steps, according to the BBBofC.

“It was surprising that anybody would announce anything without contacting the governing body,” BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith says

“I have not received an application so there’s nothing to consider. I heard, for the first time, on the radio [on Monday night].

“If we receive an application we will consider it, as we have to do. But we’ve had no correspondence from Mr. Ferdinand.”


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