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Andrew Flintoff: Boxing fight was stupid

By Tim Moynihan

Published 27/07/2015

In the ring: Andrew Flintoff
In the ring: Andrew Flintoff

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.

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