Flintoff defends move into boxing
Andrew Flintoff has hit out at suggestions that his professional boxing debut at 34, more than two years since his retirement from international cricket, is little more than a TV publicity stunt.
Flintoff will make his professional debut at the Manchester Arena against Richard Dawson – a little-known American pugilist, not the former England spinner – amid widespread criticism from the boxing fraternity and fears within cricket for his welfare.
The boxing promoter, Frank Warren, has described Flintoff’s debut as “car crash TV”, while another promoter, Frank Maloney, has called it a…
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