Former Man United Star Wayne Rooney Explores Venture into Boxing

The 38-year-old former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is in talks with a boxing promoter to participate in a Misfits Boxing promotion, ESPN reports. Rooney was recently fired from his manager role at Championship side Birmingham City. Misfits Boxing, founded by YouTuber KSI in 2022, is a crossover boxing promotion that typically features online creators but also facilitates events for former athletes. Rooney’s fight with Misfits would not be considered a professional fight, as it exists outside the rules of the British Boxing Board of Control. If Rooney were to participate in Misfits Boxing, he would join a long list of athletes who have transitioned to boxing late in their careers, such as Katie Taylor and Curtis Woodhouse.