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Man Utd Legend Peter Schmeichel Shows Off His Boxing Skills And Calls Out Rio Ferdinand

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Peter Schmeichel has called out fellow Manchester United veteran Rio Ferdinand.

The retired Danish goalkeeper has decided to step into the ring – 14 years after hanging up his boots.

Power and coordination, does not always go hand in hand??

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Schmeichel uploaded a video on his Twitter page, where he was practicing on the pads to.

captioned the post: ‘Maybe @rioferdy5 we meet some day’.

After 14 years, the star has decided to do Boxing

Standing at 6″3′, Peter Schmeichel was always renowned for his intimidating physique.

Peter Schmeichel calls out Rio Ferdinand

the 53-year-old also joined the Sky Sports football as an analyst panel.

On the other hand, Rio Ferdinand shocked the sporting world after he called a surprise press conference  where he stated his desire to become a professional boxer.

Rio Ferdinand will aim to win a boxing title as part of the Defender to Contender project

Rio has now partnered with betting company Betfair and will be under Team GB trainer, Richie Woodhall’s guidance.

Rio Ferdinand is targeting titles in boxing after announcing his new career in the sport

Wycombe’s striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, often known as the “BEAST” has also stated that he is ready to ‘take out’ Rio Ferdinand in the ring.

Peter Schmeichel hit the headlines in 1998 after getting himself into a drunk fight with Manchester United’s bad boy Roy Keane.

The two locked horns during a pre-season tour of Asia and Keane ended up headbutting the Danish goalkeeper.

In his autobiography, Keane said: “He said ‘I’ve had enough of you, it’s time we sorted this out’. So I said ‘Okay’ and we had a fight.

“There was a lot of noise – Peter’s a big lad.”


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