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Updated: September 6, 2012 15:45 IST

Flintoff planning to take up pro career in boxing

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Flintoff during his India visit
PTI Flintoff during his India visit

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.

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If he shines , he ll be remembered for generations.

from:  Vivek
Posted on: Sep 6, 2012 at 21:12 IST

He is a loss for the cricketing world. One of the best all-rounder in cricket history. Will miss
his cricketing action.

from:  Kannan
Posted on: Sep 6, 2012 at 17:14 IST

Bravo!! This decision certainly shows the enthusiasm of cricketer like him. Dashing aussies in the ashes in his haydays and now getting ready to knock the opponents out of the ring.

from:  sumit
Posted on: Sep 6, 2012 at 15:44 IST
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