Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff will step into the BOXING ring tonight to take on Richard Dawson for the first fight of his new boxing career.
The 6ft 4in Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, a decorated cricketer who won over 200 caps for his country across all formats of the game, will lace up a pair of boxing gloves and fight in the heavyweight division.
Flintoff’s opponent is 23-year-old American Richard Dawson, who has a 2 – 0 record to his name, including a win by stoppage after his opponent retired.
The Oklahoma-fighter sealed both of his wins in his home town, but he’s now looking to venture over to impress a British audience and enter the ring with an MBE and sporting legend.
The match, staged at the Manchester Evening News Arena, is scheduled for four two-minute rounds and will be broadcast live on Pay Per View channel BoxNation – Sky channel 437, Virgin Media channel 546 – from 8.30pm this evening.
The channel costs £10 a month, with a one-off £10 registration fee for UK viewers, and €12.50 a month, €12.50 registration fee for viewers in Ireland.
For more viewing details visit the BoxNation website at www.boxnation.com