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This doesn’t make sense. Freddie should be playing 20/20.

Posted November 30, 2012 10:53 pm 


Yeah.. He’s going to look like a fish out of water for a while.. He’s a subnovice..

But coming off the floor and beating a guy who was 2-0 and 241-pounds is a great start.. He risked defeat by not fighting a no hoper, of which there are thousands to choose from.. His goal was a win, and to use offensive and defensive skills that he’s learned, not to look like a good boxer. Obviously a good heavyweight would have had him out early in the first round but he’s a baby. Mentally he’s very intense and he’s probably in 7th Heaven right now. He’s living the dream. Four or five guys like this and he’ll be in 6-rounders. 16 months from now he’ll probably be in a main event fight according to McGuigan’s calculations. Flintoff knows everyone expects him to die off soon at his age and that’s the incentive. To awe everybody with his drive and accomplisments.

Posted November 30, 2012 9:02 pm 

Red Ryan

Tark nice summary but you dont seriously think Freddie should stay in this game after seeing that do you. He was a fish outa water and every movement he did looked unnatural.But Fair play to him that took big balls………….

Posted November 30, 2012 7:26 pm 


There’s a lot of interest in this fight… This guy is no Marc Gastineau.. He’s in to win.. The keys are massive preparation and great opponent selection. Gastineau’s people put him in with the worse losers they could find. Then they fought fellow football player Alonzo Highsmith, who was actually a serious boxer for a few years. Highsmith never went anywhere as a heavyweight boxer but he made Gastineau look like a pathetic fool.

It was the biggest joke I’ve ever seen because if you have a nobody training you and clowns selecting your opponents you have no shot in Hell… Flintoff has Barry McGuigan, a former world champion who knows what he’s doing. So it’s interesting. I’m sure Flintoff isn’t expectng to achieve a natiional title starting at 35. Maybe a 3 or 4 year career and calling out Tyson Fury is the maximum he can expect. Whatever happens it will be fun.

Posted November 30, 2012 7:12 pm 

Red Ryan

Jack hammer….. If Tiger Woods decided to go fight pro people would watch his first fights, its called being a curious human………..

Posted November 30, 2012 6:45 pm 


As a cricket fan, I always loved Freddie. I remember how good he was at his peak and how he retained his humanity in spite of his success and fame. His sportsmanship shone through in a great advert for sport when, after England’s thrilling two-run win over Australia in one of the greatest Ashes series’ of all time, his first thought was for the completely devastated opponent, Brett Lee.

It takes a very brave man to enter that ring. But this is a very dangerous sport and has no place for people’s hobbies. I fear that he may get hurt when he gets in the ring with a professional. Hopefully he will do this only once and will have earned fitness and positive energy from this experience. Have a safe fight, Freddie.

Posted November 30, 2012 6:32 pm 


I hope you know what you’re doing Freddie. I want you to win for your sake but for the same of boxing you should probably lose. If you win tonight it will speak more about your opponent than it will about you I’m afraid. Good luck though, and no regrets.

Posted November 30, 2012 5:23 pm 


Freddie the Flattener Flintoff Finishes Fury in 5th… That’s his ultimate goal.

Posted November 30, 2012 5:11 pm 


Former cricketeer eh? Starting out in boxing at 30 plus? BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

Posted November 30, 2012 4:41 pm 


Good luck freddie hope he wins

Posted November 30, 2012 2:47 pm 



Posted November 30, 2012 2:18 pm 

The Kingslayer

Why is this on boxnation when there’s been a documentary about his debut on Sky 1 ?

Posted November 30, 2012 1:01 pm 

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