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Dimitar Berbatov Hilariously Mocks Rio Ferdinand For Failed Boxing Career

Dimitar Berbatov Hilariously Mocks Rio Ferdinand For Failed Boxing Career

Dimitar Berbatov has taken to social media to throw more punches at Rio Ferdinand than the former Manchester United defender was allowed to take thanks to the British board of boxing and it's bloody brilliant.

Some players go into punditry when their careers are over, some move to coaching and management and some swan off into the sunset and lie on the beach, although that happens during their careers too in fairness.

Rio Ferdinand finished a sterling career, forgetting his time at QPR at the end, and decided that punditry was the way for him, and he's done pretty well on BT Sport but that apparently wasn't good enough.

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The former Manchester United captain decided he wanted to have a go at boxing and started training for his new career. However this week the British Boxing Board of Control refused to give Ferdinand a license and his dream was dead.

Whilst Ferdinand might have been unhappy about the whole thing we're sure he'll be able to raise a smile to Dimitar Berbatov's Instagram post about the situation:

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Berbatov looking like a tough guy is all the rage right now. The Bulgarian former Spurs forward is set to star in a Bulgarian gangster film Revolution X and he's definitely going to be a lot cooler than Vinnie Jones in Lock Stock, as good as the former Wimbledon man was in that film.

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That's definitely the best thing the 37 year old could have done outside of football. After all he's not actually retired yet and was recently playing in India for Kerala Blasters.

Berbatov in his acting debut. Image: Bulgarian Movies
Berbatov in his acting debut. Image: Bulgarian Movies
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Ex-WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, was training Ferdinand for his boxing career and spoke to the BBC about the 38 year old former defender being refused a licence, saying: "I said from the word go it would be difficult and the hardest part of the process would be getting a licence. When he started he was 38 years old with no boxing experience.

"I was very disappointed. He would have been OK and made the grade and fought as professional, I have no doubt about that."

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Fortunately Ferdinand can continue being an excellent pundit with no threat of his health and safety being compromised.

Topics: Football News, Manchester United, Boxing, Dimitar Berbatov, Rio Ferdinand

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