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Article: Flintoff Survives Knockdown To Win Boxing Debut

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It was even worse as I imagined it would be. :lol:
When I saw a training vid the first obvious thing was his extremely poor punching, and on fightnight (against a somewhat moving target) it showed even more.
It's hard to imagine this guy is an athlete and trained for 8 months under Barry. Wich once again shows that talent is a huge part of any sport to be able to succeed in it.
He won because his opponent made Audley look like a volume puncher in comparison and nothing else. If the guy actually tried he would have KO'd Flintoff without much trouble.

So I had a good laugh, but I don't want to see him again.
Guys like this getting much attention while really good boxers were stuffed on his undercard can't be good for boxing in my opinion.
I think the haters will say that it was hardly a "pro fight" and his opponent being "undefeated" meant nothing. But yeah I do agree it still takes a lot of work and effort to give it a go. It was a bit of a mock of "professional boxing" and it's a shame that the general public only tend to get interested for things like this but it is what it is. I don't really understand the outrage from some fans and people in boxing. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
Like I said it was fun to watch, but it has nothing (not even remotely) to do with professional boxing.
I like to watch clips like "the mullet boxer" and "elusive fighter" too, but it gets limited attention. It is sad to see that the main event on a reasonable card is a kind of boxing variation on Dancing With The Stars.
Fun for once and we have a nice new gif clip out of it, but it should stay far away from main events from now on.
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