ibnlive » Cricketnext

Flintoff begins boxing career with a win

Associated Press
Dec 01, 2012 at 08:06am IST

Manchester: Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff began his boxing career with a narrow victory over Richard Dawson on Friday night after being knocked down by the American.

Flintoff, trained by former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan, took the four-round heavyweight bout by a 39-38 margin.

Flintoff recovered after being knocked down early in the second round by a left counter punch from Dawson, who was unable to follow up with a sustained assault.

Flintoff begins boxing career with a win

The ex-England allrounder, trained by former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan, took the four-round heavyweight bout against Dawson by a 39-38 margin.

The 34-year-old Flintoff ended his 15-year cricket career in September 2010, having become England captain and a national icon. His heavy frame made him a dominant pace bowler and a powerful shot-maker, but led to several knee injuries.

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Kaneria apologises to PCB chief

NEXT  3rd Test: South Africa take firm control of Perth Test