Having suffered a blow initially in the second round, Flintoff ensured that he dominated the other three rounds to make a significant move ahead having chosen boxing as a new career.
It was indeed a deserving victory for the Lancashire bowler and former England cricketer who had to work hard to get into the boxing ring after a five-month training camp with former featherweight champion Barry McGuigan.
Flintoff told AFP that it was his best in recent times, after winning the debut fight with a scoreline of 39-38 against Dawson.
"As a personal achievement, this tops the lot," said Flintoff, who won two Ashes series during his cricket career
"The crowd made a massive difference tonight. I'll appreciate I was sloppy at times, but it was a humbling moment," Flintoff said after his successful boxing debut.