The former Manchester United and England star is set to report on Tuesday that he will endeavor to wind up plainly as an expert boxer.
As of late as Monday, Ferdinand posted a video of himself on Instagram preparing for life in the ring.
In the photos he is doing reaction drills, avoiding a ball being thrown at a wall, a useful exercise for a boxer’s footwork and preparation to avoid punches.
Ferdinand, whose switch to boxing is being backed by the bookmaker Betfair and will be chronicled in a documentary, will be trained by former WBC super-middleweight champion turned Great Britain trainer Richie Woodhall and his own personal trainer, former rugby union centre Mel Deane.
A number of current and ex-boxers will likewise train Ferdinand to enable him plan and sharpen particular aptitudes.
Ferdinand stated: “I’ve generally been one to set objectives and continue moving forward. Since resigning from football, despite everything I’ve been preparing seriously and I’m in preferable physical condition over ever. I get no greater buzz than when I’m preparing and this is a chance to substantiate myself once more.
“This definitely isn’t a stunt. I’ll be undertaking an intensive boxing training regime over the next year under the expert guidance of Richie Wood hall and Mel Deane.