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Old 11-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff looks in good nic for his fight. Apparently he's lost 3 and 1/2 stone - about 23 kilos.

The big joke is his fight is only 4 x 2 minute rounds. So people who have paid good money for tickets will get to watch only 8 minutes of boxing - assuming it goes the distance


Flintoff a fit looking 216 pounds >>>

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Dawson 241 pounds and looking a bit on the tubby side >>>

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Best of luck to them both. Without double checking I think his opponent is 2-0 so that's fair enough. Apparently he looked pretty decent in sparring last week for a complete novice.
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Good read about the journey from cricket to fighting from 'The Big Smoke'

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Best of luck to them both. Without double checking I think his opponent is 2-0 so that's fair enough. Apparently he looked pretty decent in sparring last week for a complete novice.
Richard Dawson, 2 fights and 'undefeated'.

Saw some footage of Freddie on the bag and he looked very ordinary. But it's not a caper you can learn with only a crash course.

Interesting that Dawson will have Ricky Hatton's trainer Bob Shannon in his corner.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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A possible future opponent for MDM, if DK approves it lol
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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Richard Dawson, 2 fights and 'undefeated'.

Saw some footage of Freddie on the bag and he looked very ordinary. But it's not a caper you can learn with only a crash course.

Interesting that Dawson will have Ricky Hatton's trainer Bob Shannon in his corner.
I'm sure they'd have done their home work. Believe McGuigan is training Flintoff.
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I'm sure they'd have done their home work. Believe McGuigan is training Flintoff.
The story goes that McGuigan "hand picked Dawson as Flintoff's opponent".

Hardly a compliment to Dawson that he's been hand picked as the guy they think a career cricketer with a crash course in boxing can beat. Still he gets for his trouble the trip, a payday and an opponent he should have a chance of beating.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #8
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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I wouldn't say 4x2 for a debut is unreasonable
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I wouldn't say 4x2 for a debut is unreasonable
Neither of these guys is going to go on and win titles. This fight is purely and simply about entertainment. All 8 minutes of it.
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The story goes that McGuigan "hand picked Dawson as Flintoff's opponent".

Hardly a compliment to Dawson that he's been hand picked as the guy they think a career cricketer with a crash course in boxing can beat. Still he gets for his trouble the trip, a payday and an opponent he should have a chance of beating.
Sounds like a good deal for Dawson!
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Looks like a sideshow.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:53 AM   #13
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Looks like a sideshow.
Ok. I admits it. I'm curious enough to check out how Flintoff goes. See if he gets hit for six.....Sorry. Couldnt help it.
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Sounds like a good deal for Dawson!
Definitely. But he was chosen specifically because they thought Flintoff could beat him. Hardly flattering for the guy.
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He'd be getting well compensated for it.
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