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Das nächste Unterfangen von Ex-Man U-Star Wayne Rooney könnte das Boxen sein

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Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
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According to ESPN, former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may be considering a move to the boxing ring. The 38-year-old has reportedly had discussions with a boxing promoter regarding participation in a Misfits Boxing event.

Manchester United’s all-time leading goal scorer was recently dismissed from his coaching role at Championship club Birmingham City. He also has coaching experience in English Championship football and in the MLS.

Misfits Boxing is a crossover boxing promotion founded in 2022 by YouTuber KSI. While the events usually feature online content creators, they have also included opportunities for former athletes. Former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell achieved his first official boxing victory on a Misfits card in April 2023. Former MMA fighter Chris Avila also fought on the same card.

Given that the events fall outside the rules of the British Boxing Board of Control, any fight Rooney participates in with Misfits would not be considered a professional bout.

Rooney would join a long list of athletes who transitioned to boxing late in their careers. He would follow in the footsteps of former Premier League player Curtis Woodhouse, who eventually won a British light-welterweight title. One of the greatest lightweight boxers, Katie Taylor, also transitioned her career from Gaelic football to full-time boxing. Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Ed „Too Tall“ Jones achieved a perfect 6-0 record as a heavyweight. Former Houston Oilers running back Alonzo Highsmith retired from football in 1992 and concluded his three-year boxing career with a record of 27-1-2.

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