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Andrew Flintoff makes successful boxing debut

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 13:06 [IST]
 
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Manchester, Dec 1: Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff registered a win against American Heavyweight Richard Dawson during his professional boxing debut at Manchester on Friday.

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.

Andrew Flintoff wins debut fight

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.

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Story first published:  Saturday, December 1, 2012, 10:09 [IST]
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