Originally Posted by iceferg
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 ****s who go round starting fights on a friday night out seeing that and thinking boxers are **** n cage fightings better n that you only need a few months to beat a pro.
I think everyone knew that Dawson was trying his utmost not to hit Flintoff back, the people you're talking about saw Ricky Hatton get put on his knees by a "bum" last week, so the reality of boxing will still be fresh in their minds.