Originally Posted by PaulieMc
I like Flintoff as a cricketer but Jesus Christ I want him to get annihilated in a boxing match. What he's doing is embarrassing for the sport, he's using it for some cheap publicity and not caring the long-term affects it'll have.
Him doing this will make people lose respect for the sport and the people in it. People will think "if that fat bloke can lose some weight and can do it then so can anybody."
Flintoff will have 3 or 4 easy fights against blokes who just want some money and will go easy and then retire saying something like "I've achieved what I wanted to achieve".
Absolute joke, the McGuigans ought to be ashamed.
What are you talking about??? Give the man props for stepping into the ring for crying out loud. Any man brave enough to box should get your respect. I can't see how its going to make anyone respect him or the sport any less, win or lose.
If anything its going to bring some much needed publicity to the UK boxing scene.
I can't see any negatives from this.