Nearly two years after retiring from cricket, Andrew Flintoff is set to return to professional sport in the boxing ring.
The 34-year-old Flintoff is planning to enter his new sport as a heavyweight and compete in his first fight in November although he is yet to be granted a boxing license.
Flintoff said on Thursday that “it’s a huge challenge probably the biggest I have ever undertaken, especially in such a short time-frame.”
Flintoff ended his 15-year cricket career in September 2010 during which he became England captain and a national icon. His heavy frame made him a dominant pace bowler and a powerful shot-maker, but led to several nagging knee injuries.