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Flintoff wins first fight

Andrew Flintoff and Richard Dawson in action during the International Heavyweight Contest at the Manchester Arena, Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/ PA wire

Freddie Flintoff has won his first heavyweight boxing match against Richard Dawson at the Manchester Arena.

Flintoff in action in first heavyweight fight

The former Lancashire and England cricketer beat his opponent 39 points to 38 at the end of four two-minute rounds.

Flintoff celebrates win

The 5000 strong home crowd roared with delight at his success. The 34 year olds win silenced critics who thought his change in sports would "Shame the fight game" including promoter Frank Maloney.

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