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Wayne Rooney vs KSI? Manchester United legend open to Misfits boxing fight



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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is considering joining the world of Boxing for a fight on a future Misfits card.

Rooney, 38, has reportedly held talks about stepping into the ring for one of the upcoming events on Misfits, a crossover boxing promotion founded by English YouTuber KSI and run by Mams Taylor, Kalle and Nisse Sauerland.

Their big-money events have seen YouTube stars such as KSI and Logan Paul, as well as the likes of Tommy Fury and Joe Fornier.

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Now, according to The Mirror, Rooney is weighing up his options following his managerial departure from Birmingham earlier this year. The ex-Premier League striker has previously been in touch with KSI about facing him in the ring, but the possibility now seems like a serious option.

The 38-year-old has held talks in recent weeks in relation to participating in a future event.

However, Rooney is yet to agree terms and discussions are said to still be at an ‘early stage’. It is likely that the United legend would need a considerable amount of cash to make an agreement, due to his earning ability if he was to instead look for a managerial role.

Rooney has always been a boxing fan and took part at his local boxing gym in Liverpool as a child.

His boxing antics even entered the world of football back in 2015 when a viral clip of fellow pro Phil Bardsley knocking him out in a drunken sparring session in his kitchen emerged.

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Rooney would then celebrate with a knockout punch after scoring a goal in the game following against Tottenham Hotspur.