Andrew Flintoff to meet Richard Dawson on pro boxing debut
Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is expected to make his professional heavyweight boxing debut against Oklahoma-born Richard Dawson at the Manchester Arena on November 30th.
The 34-year-old, who played in 79 test matches for the England Cricket Team, is turning his hand to pugilism after years as a boxing fan and is now set to delve in head-first against undefeated Dawson.
According to early indications, the Okmulgee fighter, 23, is 2-0 with one stoppage since turning pro last February. He will fight for the first time outside his native state when he travels across the Atlantic later this month.
Dawson usually scales around 236-240lbs for his bouts. H could be a baptism of fire for Flintoff.
However, reports on the American are that his two previous outings have failed to impress thus far.
Flintoff, a team captain on the popular Sky 1 show “A League of their own,” is currently being filmed for a three-part documentary by the channel to be shown later this month in the build-up to his first bout.