Adebayo Akinfenwa, a cult hero in the world of football, is set to make his debut in a different sport – boxing. However, unlike other senior athletes who have tried their luck in the ring, Akinfenwa won’t be fighting. Instead, he will be Wasserman Boxing’s MC and ring announcer for Friday night’s show on Channel 5. The event will be headlined by Lyndon Arthur and Boris Crighton.
This won’t be the first time that Akinfenwa has crossed over to the fight game. Last year, he appeared on British promotion PROGRESS Wrestling, accompanying Olympic boxing star Anthony Ogogo for his fight against Malik at PROGRESS Chapter 145 – Wrestling Witch Face – Trick or Treat.
Akinfenwa announced his retirement from football in May after the League One play-off final, which saw his Wycombe Wanderers side lose 2-0 to Sunderland at Wembley. However, less than a year later, he returned to action when he signed for Isthmian League side Faversham Town. The club stated that they had landed a major coup by signing the hugely popular former professional striker. Akinfenwa made his debut earlier this month against Lancing.
Akinfenwa, who was born in Islington, has become a cult hero in football due to his size and strength. He is known as “The Beast” and has been described as the strongest player in the world. Standing at 5’11” and weighing over 16 stone, he is a formidable presence on the pitch. He has played for a number of clubs throughout his career, including AFC Wimbledon, Northampton Town, and Gillingham.
Despite his size and strength, Akinfenwa has always been known for his friendly and approachable personality. He is a fan favourite wherever he goes, and his popularity has only grown in recent years. He has become something of a social media sensation, with over 500,000 followers on Instagram and over 200,000 followers on Twitter.
Akinfenwa’s move into boxing is sure to be a hit with his fans, who will no doubt be eager to see him in action in a new role. While he won’t be fighting, his presence at the event is sure to add to the excitement and atmosphere. It remains to be seen whether he will make any further appearances in the world of boxing, but for now, fans can look forward to seeing him in action as Wasserman Boxing’s MC and ring announcer.