Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds
Andrew Flintoff © Action Images

Catch Flintoff’s boxing debut



His fight has been panned across the UK and elsewhere, but Freddie Flintoff doesn’t care.

“If I was looking for a publicity stunt I’d have picked something easier,” the former England cricket hero said of his professional debut, taking place in Manchester on Friday. “There has been criticism of things I’ve done in the past. I’m just getting my head down and doing the best I can.”

The fight will be broadcast live on SuperSport 5 at 9pm.

Flintoff will fight American Richard Dawson, who has two wins in as many bouts, in a four-rounder that has people talking – not all for the right reasons.

Promoter Frank Warren has described the fight as “car crash TV”, while another promoter, Frank Maloney, has labelled it “a scandal”.

Flintoff, who played 79 tests for England, has been training under former WBA featherweight champion, Barry McGuigan, and looks in superb shape for his debut.

McGuigan dismissed the critics. “To say it cheapens boxing is a complete and utter load of nonsense. Freddie has worked his nuts off and we’re promoting the sport in a very positive way.”

Also on Friday, British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price will defend his titles against veteran Matt Skelton in a bout to be broadcast live from Liverpool on SS5. The tournament will be broadcast from 9.30pm.

Price is one of the world’s best young heavyweights. As big as the Klitschko brothers, he packs a brutal punch and moves exceptionally well for a man who weighs in excess of 110kg.

He has won all 14 of his fights, 12 inside the distance.

BROADCAST DETAILS

Friday 30 November, SS5, Maximo (9pm CAT, SA, GMT+2)



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Michael Todt
Golf equipment: cause for concern?
It's been a peculiar period for TaylorMade, with oodles of good news interspersed with the 'less...

Sunday Oliseh
Ajax could be United’s worst nightmare
In the early 1970s, a refreshingly new set of young Dutch players, led by the now late, but still...

Neil Manthorp
The rise and fall of family time
It is amazing to think it is almost 20 years since Gary Kirsten changed the way this country’s...

Tony Johnson
Sevens wonders of the world
Whatever gulf there may be, as discussed last week, is soon to become a moot point.

Dr Errol Sweeney
FA to bring in retrospective bans
The English Football Association (the FA) is to introduce retrospective bans for players found...

Andy Capostagno
High Performance Potch
Times and facilities have changed in Potch and when, recently, I commentated on Varsity hockey I...