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Old 11-10-2012, 04:40 AM   #31
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I hope from the clips I have seen from Flintoff training, that this Dawson is a set up.


Flintoff looks far too slow, and if it is true he has a decent chin, that is even worse, as he could take a prolonged beating.

Everyone has the right if they can pass the medicals to box, but that does not mean they should. I liked Freddie as a cricketer, and he seems a funny bloke on TV, so I hope he knows what he is doing.
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I hope from the clips I have seen from Flintoff training, that this Dawson is a set up.


Flintoff looks far too slow, and if it is true he has a decent chin, that is even worse, as he could take a prolonged beating.

Everyone has the right if they can pass the medicals to box, but that does not mean they should. I liked Freddie as a cricketer, and he seems a funny bloke on TV, so I hope he knows what he is doing.
Hard to envisage a hand picked opponent working him over. Even if it did begin to happen I think you'd see a white towel sail over the top rope before too long.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #33
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I suspect he'll win a few and then get battered by someone at area level. Don't see him staying in boxing past a year because of the training involved.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #34
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I suspect he'll win a few and then get battered by someone at area level. Don't see him staying in boxing past a year because of the training involved.
you see,i don't get this hate,so what if he had no am experience ****ing loads have and done alright or bloody good out of boxing.
bit i have highlighted,a lot ,a bloody lot of boxers who have am fights do exactly what you have wrote,****ng millions of em.i say leave flintoff to whart he wants,its his choice,if he gets twatted so what,boxers get twated every week,anyone watch the undercard on the gavin/witter bill ?
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #35
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I think my man freddie is gunna do big tingz in da ring
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #36
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Olympic medalists generally get hand-picked easy opponents for their first fights. i don't see why flintoff should do any different
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Olympic medalists generally get hand-picked easy opponents for their first fights.
Lewis met an Area Champion on debut.

Bowe met a future top 10 contender

Biggs met a future top 30 contender

Carbajal met a future title holder

In the past (pre 1990's) Olympic stars have actually tended to meet decent opposition on debut.

But this has little to do with Freddie. As I mentioned, I hope this 'boxing career' is a set up, as from what I have seen Flintoff would be badly out of his depth against anyone inside today's British top 30. And there are only 35 'active Heavyweights' in the UK, according to boxrec...
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #38
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Olympic medalists generally get hand-picked easy opponents for their first fights. i don't see why flintoff should do any different
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #40
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Lads, (I think) everyone is forgetting that Freddie HAS NO ambition to be world champion. He's left cricket, was lost to what to do so thought he's have a box. Why not? He might fight 8 no-names, win 6, lose 2. So?

Boxing is fun and is a sport.
and it will get the casual fan more involved, plus as far as i am concerned the more boxing on the box the better, including the documenetaries that will be shown prior to the fight.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #41
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I understand he wants the coin but he's a novice like many others just has a notable name. He can rake it in but doesn't mean i agree with it in principle.

I don't expect him to face anyone, Kimbo's a guy who's fought decent level in MMA he's come into pro ranks to earn but isn't fighting in a arena like the Manchester Arena and not on a TV channel like Boxnation.

Slightly different cases, good luck to Flintoff like all boxers i want him to be safe and more so because of his name. It wouldn't look good if he did get sparked and was out cold on floor by someone decent enough to land a punch.

TBH he looks that poor i'd fancy the lad Iceferg to beat him IMO.
i see what youre saying but surely it makes the sport look worse if an absolute novice with 6 weeks training can win a pro fight? if he gets knocked out people will realise this isnt a game. i dont want him to be sparked or anything but this is the hardest sport in the world and if freddie "has a go" and succeeds surely it makes it look like anyone can do it?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #42
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Ssssooo how has curtis woodhouse done without ANY amature fights ?
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLj7aiFhMY[/ame]

Is it this bloke?
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Is it this bloke?

I hope so, I'd quite like to see him knocked out

Whether Freddie is the man to do it is another matter.....................
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i see what youre saying but surely it makes the sport look worse if an absolute novice with 6 weeks training can win a pro fight? if he gets knocked out people will realise this isnt a game. i dont want him to be sparked or anything but this is the hardest sport in the world and if freddie "has a go" and succeeds surely it makes it look like anyone can do it?
Boxing won't live or die on the strength of what Freddie Flintoff does in the ring against someone with probably even less ability than he has.
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