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Rich

Chaves Jnr had two amateur fights…He also had been around boxing all his life… There are not tons of professional boxers who have no amateur experience…..

Posted December 2, 2012 12:50 pm 


TARK

Irishny…. These aren’t novelty fights Flintoff is having.. He didn’t fight another guy with no experience like people usually do in their pro debut. He went for it with somebody how was 2-0. He intends to fight a name before he’s done … Of course that may never happen.

Posted December 1, 2012 11:32 pm 


TARK

Box you need a head shrink and a reading class… You couldn’t read the rule book much less understand it.. You apparently think slaps with the palm of the glove are legal blows. If you can find a video of some boxer who landed one that makes it legal to you.

Posted December 1, 2012 11:28 pm 


Irishny

JCC jnr grew up around boxing and training. He also went pro in his teens and worked his way up by fighting dozens of poor fighters. Flintoff is in his mid 30s,and does not have the time to have 30 fights where he learns his craft. I reckon he’ll have a couple more novelty fights and retire.

Posted December 1, 2012 9:47 pm 


Boxtradamus

TARK go to the EYE doctor.

Posted December 1, 2012 8:16 pm 


TARK

Boxtradamus…. I never knew you were an idiot before but this last video you produced proves it.. Calzaghe threw as many legal scoring punches in that time frame as anybody could hope.. Nowhere in your video do you see a blizzard of slaps with the palms of the glove by JC… As long as he’s hitting with the top of the glove, even if it’s wth the 2nd knuckle, it’s NOT the palm, and it’s a scorng surface.. If he slaps with an open glove with the palm it’s NOT to be scored—and he didn’t do that. Landing a punch with the second knuckle still constitutes a legal blow. Slapping with the palm is NOT legal. If he used the palm of his glove to score a knockdown they wouldn’t have counted it. Or are you aware of the rule that states back handed blows and slaps with the palm of the glove are NOT to be scored???

Posted December 1, 2012 8:13 pm 


TARK

You suck doorknobs Box… My vision is perfect.

Posted December 1, 2012 7:20 pm 


Boxtradamus

Hey LOOK!!!! LOOK!!!!!! at the Ward thread on page 5!! TARK has been proven to be as Blind as a DOORKNOB.

Posted December 1, 2012 7:13 pm 


TARK

Logan… Tons of professional boxers had no amateur experience. Chavez Jr had none, won a world title, and pulled in a 3-million dollar payday vs Martinez. A man can do whatever he wants to do if he has the guts and work ethic to do it in a free country. 5000 fans showed up for the Flintoff fight and it was televised.

Not bad when a guy never pulled on anything put a sparring glove before. Cut him some slack.

Posted December 1, 2012 7:02 pm 


Frochy

and we don’t get why you lot follow baseball. Just like American ”football” it’s about as interesting as watching paint dry.

Posted December 1, 2012 5:55 pm 


Goosey

Lol…

Posted December 1, 2012 3:53 pm 


Logan

You people have got to be joking !!! Firstly stepping straight into a pro career with no amateur background is absolutely ridiculous. Give him a chance blah blah….its his first fight…Blah blah..Please don’t insult the boxing science , put him through the amateur rankings First !!! and if he is good enough then turn him PRO. Fine lets watch him have a few Amateur fights on TV and enter Amateur tournaments. If he is good and worthy of being a pro then fine. But don’t brand him a PRO and put him in garbage paper fights. If he is a proper boxer and he can bang and he has heart then lets see him grow to become a Pro instead of hey Its Freddie Flintoff , in 5 months mate he turned Pro and stands tall among the other serious professional craftsman with years of experience and plenty amateur fights. If you have no won tournaments , lots of amateur fights and have a solid name in the industry ……..piss off and earn some respect!!! EARN IT

Posted December 1, 2012 1:18 pm 


Sal.O

Give this guy a chance ” Flintoff ” its his first fight in the pro ranks ,,Of course he will never be a champion, but he is new to boxing .. he will get better with more fights …

Posted December 1, 2012 12:39 pm 


Popkins

Rich – good point. As a boxing fan, I’m glad Frddie won though.

Posted December 1, 2012 12:13 pm 


Rich

I can just see the cricket fraternity cheering if a pro boxer had decided to play pro cricket on their hallowed field….They would have re turfed their pitch and snubbed him….

Posted December 1, 2012 9:33 am 


Wolf

Give Flintoff a break. Boxing and Cricket are entirely two different sports. He trained hard for 4 and a half months and beat a pro boxer that had two pro fights 2-0(1). If I were Flintoff I would be proud of that accomplishment. Flintoff didn’t have any prior amateur experience either.

Posted December 1, 2012 9:06 am 


Anonymous

Next up Freddie vs butterbean?

Posted December 1, 2012 8:10 am 


Anonymous

Freddie Flintoff is a joke and is making a mockery out of the sport of boxing. He is an undisputed cricket legend, but what he is doing now is wrong. Trying to take the limelight and attention away from the real fighters. If he is serious about his career he should be doing the rounds of the amateur circuit, before having televised fights on big cards. The NBC news coverage didn’t even mention David price’s win.

Posted December 1, 2012 8:09 am 


Anonymous

Flintoff might have basically been rubbish but he started from scratch. Would you exspect a boxer to play cricket for the first time and hit 100?? No.

Posted December 1, 2012 7:32 am 


Demon

Brilliant delighted for Freddie. Take a bow son.

Posted December 1, 2012 6:38 am 


Anonymous

it was his first fight ever,he has no amateur experience,and he is 34 old former cricketer who trained for 4 to 5 months before stepping into the ring,and he won,the fight may be sloppy but give the guy some credit he has no amateur experience and had the balls to step into the ring

Posted December 1, 2012 6:34 am 


john wayne

in like lint. he got a future in the fight game this boy and anybody who says different can flint off.

Posted December 1, 2012 6:20 am 


knowall

Fair play for having the nuts to get in the ring. Most the people on here are only ever tapping there keyboards and fat

Posted December 1, 2012 5:01 am 


Rich

Flintoff didn’t deserve to be there…..There’s kids out there who from the age of 9 have fought there hearts out, hoping to be on TV…Flintoff has not done the knowledge and it showed in the first right hand he threw…How both fighters have got a license is bewildering…The showbiz crowd twitter about how brave he is to box in front of a crowd that big….I think the crowd was braver having to watch those two……

Posted December 1, 2012 4:46 am 


Matt

*sane guy would expect.
Freddie looked slow and plodding in the documentary,I don’t know what his true ambitions are,we know he isn’t going to be or even try to be a titlist so after that maybe he will have 1 or 2 more like this and leave it. He openly admits it didn’t feel natural to him,boxing, and at 34 that’s not really going to change

Posted December 1, 2012 2:27 am 


TARK

Ricky Hatton fought a stupid fight.. He was outboxing his man in the early rounds and started looking for the KO.. That’s the way he used to fight and he wanted to fight a smarter veteran-professional-boxer-with-almost-50-pro-fights type of fight.. He could have fought the way he wanted to fight from the beginnning.. But he got caught up in the lusty crowd and he wanted to please them with a big KO… Flintoff got a little anxious as well. He started flinging shots looking for the home run.. But it was his first fight EVER!!!

Posted December 1, 2012 2:23 am 


HHLondon

Anon, Flintoff was a very good cricketer, bit of an icon in the UK, won some big games alone. Legend to be fair. But, none of us wanted to see this fight, much the same as Hatton’s “comeback”. He gave it a go, hopefully, he’ll leave it at that.

Posted December 1, 2012 1:55 am 


TARK

Too Tall Jones always wanted to be a boxer and he was extremely serious… He was floored in his 1st fight too, and pretty brutally, but much like Flintoff he got up and won a close decision. The problem is, after that scare his people matched Ed in win the worst bums they could find and he got sick to death of the lack of competition. He told his trainer, “One more bum like this and I’m quitting. My sparring partners are tougher.”

Too Tall was good to his word.. They matched him with another bum and he said, “I’m out of here.” All their pleas couldn’t make him come back… You won’t see that with Flintoff.. Then again, he’s not a prime athlete like Too Tall Jones was — and he’s not 6’9″ X 260.

Posted December 1, 2012 1:09 am 


Anonymous

Isnt this guy a cricket player?Only really doing this just to see what happens…something like 2 tall jones back in the day.Isnt this more like the flavor of the day..soon to be forgotten??

Posted December 1, 2012 12:34 am 


TARK

If a man is a really good professional athlete he can look better than this in 4.5 months.. Just spend one hell of a lot of time on stance, balance, footwork, and throwing punches with good form, speed, and accuracy—rather then power. You spend 5 weeks on offense before you even worry about defense so he has a great idea of every punch he’s learning to defend against. After 2 months, if he’s making good progress he can do light sparring. To have a guy fight a professional fight and win after 4.5 months of training is insane. Especially if your opponent is 2-0. It’s better to look bad and win than to look good and lose. After Flintoff studies the fight and sees how bad he looked he’s going to work a little harder on form. He’s not going to look this amateurish in 4 or 5 more fights and 6 months.

He has a big advantage. With his name people will be anxious to fight him.

Posted November 30, 2012 10:04 pm 


Goosey

Freddie .. Rah!

Posted November 30, 2012 8:40 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Strange as a Chelsea FC fan I follow a lot of Brits at Twitter and there’s more people talking about this Flintoff than Price. Never heard of him till today. Then again I don’t get why people follow cricket at all.

Posted November 30, 2012 8:19 pm 


Goosey

LMAO!

Posted November 30, 2012 8:03 pm 


Tim Austen

WTF were u expecting? He got the W ffs!

Posted November 30, 2012 7:41 pm 


Anonymous

Hahaha that’s the best comedy boxing match I’ve seen in a long time brilliant thanks freddie

Posted November 30, 2012 7:40 pm 


Anonymous

someone could of taught old freddie how to actually throw a punch before putting him on main event ppv.

Posted November 30, 2012 7:36 pm 


Anonymous

Go Freddie well done solid first pro fight dodgy first round but that was to be expected but backed that up with 3 good rounds congrats

Posted November 30, 2012 7:36 pm 


John

In training the (only thing I have seen) Flintoff looked really slow,he shouldn’t get back in the ring as I think he might get hurt.

Posted November 30, 2012 7:36 pm 


Jingo

Fails to impress? He’s not going for world titles :) He’s a club fighter with a name, he won the fight, that’s the goal right?

Posted November 30, 2012 7:31 pm 



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