David Price takes on Matt Skelton, and former cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff makes his pro boxing debut today in the UK.
Today at 2 pm EST, BoxNation in the UK goes live with a split site show featuring top heavyweight prospect David Price, junior welterweight prospect Bradley Saunders, and former cricket star Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff making his pro boxing debut.
WealthTV will also televise in the U.S. and both stations have live streams available online. BoxNation can be streamed by subscribers at LiveSport TV, while WealthTV streams on their official site for the Price-Skelton bout.
Price (14-0, 12 KO) will be taking on 45-year-old Matt Skelton (28-6, 23 KO), a tough veteran whose dominant win over big pretender Tom Dallas in March brought him back into the fold, so to speak. He has since won a pair of easy fights, and now follows Audley Harrison as the British veteran who has to test out the big power of the 6'8" Price. Price is returning on just over a month's notice, having thrashed Harrison on October 13.
Saunders (4-0, 3 KO) will be taking on familiar trial horse Peter McDonagh (18-26, 2 KO).
And then there is Flintoff, who faces Oklahoma's Richard Dawson (2-0, 1 KO). Flintoff is expected to win, but this is a pure novice and a PR stunt more than a serious fight. Literally nobody expects Flintoff to stick around or make a heavyweight run, but hey, it's happening and people are paying attention to it -- at least the morbid, curious, or morbidly curious.