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Flintoff expresses uncertainty over boxing career

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:52 [IST]
 
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London, Dec 3: Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, after winning his debut fight against America's Richard Dawson, has said that he was still uncertain on his boxing future, and would take a call on it only after Christmas.

Having made a successful debut, Flintoff said he would like to enjoy Christmas and take a break from his hectic schedule.

"I just want some time off. I want a nice Christmas and not get up every day and go through what I've been through for the past four and a half months. After Christmas I'll start deciding what's next," Flintoff was quoted as saying by the 'Daily Star'.

Flintoff uncertain over boxing career

Flintoff who has represented England in 79 Tests and 141 ODIs, decided to take up boxing as a career after announcing his retirement from international cricket in 2010.

Having worked hard for a couple of months to get into shape, the former England cricketer turned boxer said that he had to lose weight in order to qualify for the training camp.

"I sprouted a few abs out of my belly. It's like the ­physical ­aspect is one thing and the mental aspect is ­another thing. I take my hat off to boxers."

After winning the debut fight with a scoreline of 39-38 against Dawson, Flintoff termed the boxing debut win as unbelievable.

"I think I got the full ­experience - the canvas, the black eye and the win. It was like an out-of-body experience, unbelievable," he added.

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Story first published:  Monday, December 3, 2012, 16:49 [IST]

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