YAKUBU AIYEGBENI SET TO DUMP FOOTBALL FOR BOXING ?

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni [Image: Gety]

Former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry city goal poacher, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has joined the world heavyweight champion in the gym, is he on the verge of dumping the soccer boots for boxing gloves?

Yakubu posed for a picture with reigning World Boxing Association champion Anthony Joshua training at the Finchley and District Amateur Boxing Club.

The former Super Eagles forward have been sharing pictures and videos of himself displaying his punching skills, and his recent pose with Joshua could be an indication that the ‘Yak’ might commence another career in boxing.

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni with Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua [Image: @yakubu_aiyegbeni]
Recently, a former Manchester United Legend, Rio Ferdinand announced he is launching a new career as a professional boxer two years after retiring from football as a way of channeling his anger.

The 38-year-old former Manchester United star, who quit football in May 2015, is taking part in online betting firm Betfair’s “Defender to Contender” project.

Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca died of breast cancer shortly before his retirement and he has since lost his mother, also to cancer. “I’ve been through quite a few things in my life,” Ferdinand told reporters in London.

“This is a way of trying to channel that aggression, that anger sometimes, into something I can be really focused on. “I’ve probably been searching for that since I retired. I miss that competitive edge.

The Nigeria Ex-international, Yakubu Aiyegbeni seems to be following the steps of Legendary Rio Ferdinand if the recent pictures and videos upload are anything to go by.

Yakubu has scored 21 goals in his 57 appearances for Nigeria since his 2000 debut. He remains the third highest ever international goalscorer for Nigeria.

 

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