Manchester United legend Patrice Evra to make his boxing debut next month. Check out his opponent

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra will make his boxing debut next month against YouTuber Adam Saleh.

It will be Evra’s first time in a boxing ring while Saleh has some ring experience, having fought three times on major YouTube boxing cards before, winning twice and drawing one. 

The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London on April 30.

“I’m really excited to participate for the first time ever in my life in a boxing match, because I always had so much respect for people boxing,” Evra said. “It is not just about power and strength, it is also about strategy and technique. It’s like a chess game.

“What I am the most excited for is the training technique, because the way they train is completely different to how football players train. I am really excited to work hard, to challenge myself, and to get out of my comfort zone.

“It is a massive opportunity for me. Of course, I want to have fun, like with everything I do, but I also want to make sure I show that I respect this sport.”

Evra made 379 appearances for United over a trophy-laden eight-year spell with the club. The left-back played for Monaco, Juventus, Marseille and West Ham and won 81 caps for France before hanging up his boots three years ago.