Flintoff: From Lord's to the Ring

Series 1 - Episode 1

Flintoff: From Lord's to the Ring
Radio Times
Review by:
James Gill

Given his reputation as the beer-drinking joker of English cricket, Andrew Flintoff’s transformation into professional boxer is certainly surprising. Former team-mate Michael Vaughan calls it “bonkers”, and you can see his point.

A knot tightens in the stomach as the cameras watch Flintoff enter
the ring for the first time against 19-stone sparring partner “Biggie”. He gets a flat nose for his trouble, but emerges with eyes wide and sparkling. It’s the captivated face of a sportsman who’s discovered the spark of competition again – even if it is in the confines of the boxing ring.

About this programme

1/3. Another chance to see the documentary following former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff as he pursues a career as a professional boxer under the guidance of Barry McGuigan. The opening instalment sees Flintoff take part in a sparring session in the gym, before Sugar Ray Leonard drops by to offer some words of inspiration.

Cast and crew

Cast

Contributor
Andrew Flintoff
Contributor
Barry McGuigan
Contributor
Sugar Ray Leonard
Categories
Entertainment

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