Re: Flintoff raised his own profile, whilst lowering the sports profile.
Boxing is all about long term dedication, respect, sacrifice. When you think of pro boxers, they care a great deal about the respect they deserve. Flintoff may have trained hard for a few months but he was terrible and didn't really look ready to box amateur other than his fittness.
You'll have these shits who go round starting fights on a friday night out seeing that and thinking boxers are crap n cage fightings better n that you only need a few months to beat a pro.