Andrew Flintoff: Boxing fight was stupid
Climbing into a boxing ring for a professional fight was probably more stupid than brave, England cricket hero Andrew Flintoff has said.
The Ashes-winning all-rounder beat American heavyweight Richard Dawson on points at the Manchester Arena in November 2012, having been knocked to the canvas during the contest.
Asked by the Sunday Express's S magazine what was the bravest thing he had ever done, he said: "Sometimes, there's a fine line between bravery and utter stupidity. The day I decided to climb into a boxing ring for a professional fight was probably on the side of stupidity."
As for the best day of his life, he cited the experience of being a father.