Flintoff hails 'best' personal sporting victory

Andrew Flintoff wins maiden fight
Andrew Flintoff told Box Nation his boxing victory was the "best" personal achievement of his sporting career. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Andrew Flintoff wins maiden fight
The cricket hero won despite being knocked down by Richard Dawson in the second round. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Andrew Flintoff wins maiden fight
But he recovered to land blows of his own in the second half of the fight. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Andrew Flintoff wins maiden fight
His performance in the four two-minute rounds saw his crowned a narrow victor by 39 points to 38. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Flintoff wins maiden fight

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has tasted victory in his first professional boxing bout, defeating American Richard Dawson on points at the Manchester Arena.