London: Nearly two years after retiring from cricket, former England captain Andrew Flintoff is set to return to professional sport in the boxing ring.
The 34-year-old Flintoff is planning to enter his new sport as a heavyweight and compete in his first fight in Manchester in November, with his preparations documented in a three-episode TV series called "The Gloves Are Off."
"It's a huge challenge, probably the biggest I have ever undertaken, especially in such a short time-frame," said the 1.93-meter Flintoff, who is yet to be granted a boxing license. "I have a long road ahead and a lot of work in front of me. The stakes are high."