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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.

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Old pals and cricket fans praise Flintoff's boxing win

Andrew Flintoff's former England captain Michael Vaughan - who is trying his own hand at a different physical test on the Strictly dance floor - has led Twitter praise of his old teammate.

Former England batsman Adam Hollioake, who entered the worlds of professional boxing and mixed martial arts after his cricket career ended, singled out Flintoff's strength in fighting back to claim victory.

While celebrity Flintoff fans also weighed in with their own compliments:

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