Former Lancashire and England all-rounder makes his boxing debut tomorrow. He's topping the bill at Manchester Arena against American Richard Dawson in an eagerly-awaited heavyweight bout.
Today Flintoff fielded questions over how seriously he was taking the fight, following criticism that he was disrespecting the sport.
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British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.