- 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
- Andrew Flintoff
- Barry McGuigan
- Sugar Ray Leonard