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Photos: As personal achievement, boxing debut win is best, says Flintoff

Last updated on: December 1, 2012 11:28 IST

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Former cricketer Andrew Flintoff beat American Richard Dawson on points after surviving a knockdown in his first professional fight at the MEN Arena in Manchester.


Image: Andrew Flintoff celebrates after victory
Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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"You talk about the Ashes and things but as a personal achievement, this is the best," Flintoff, part of England's Ashes-winning teams in 2005 and 2009, told BoxNation.


Image: Andrew Flintoff in action with Richard Dawson
Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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Despite his successful start the former all-rounder was cautious about his future in the sport, saying "we'll see how we go. It's not natural to me, I've had to work so hard."


Image: Andrew Flintoff in action with Richard Dawson
Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images
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Flintoff, coached by former World Champion Barry McGuigan, had weighed in at 216lbs (97.98kg), 25lbs (11.34kg) lighter than Dawson, 23, who had won his previous two professional fights.


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