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Flintoff gets call from “Conor McGregor” and falls for it hook, line and sinker

heDD Team August 25, 2017 Man Cave, MMA, Sport Comments Off on Flintoff gets call from “Conor McGregor” and falls for it hook, line and sinker

Ahead of one of the richest fights of all time, ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, was tricked into believing he was conducting a phone interview with ‘Conor McGregor’ for the William Hill Boxing Podcast with Robbie Savage.  Unbeknown to Freddie, he was interviewing the impressionist, Al Foran.

Freddie was ‘punted’ by Robbie Savage after convincing the England legend that William Hill had secured a radio interview with the Irish fighter from the bookmakers’ Leeds studio. Foran impersonated McGregor at the fighters’ training camp, appearing disgruntled at the inconvenience of the early morning phone interview.

After a frosty start to the interview, Foran silenced Flintoff with a series of brash responses, before accusing him of “licking his a***” and referring to him as “a former fat cricketer”. As Foran ended the interview in a rage, Savage revealed to William Hill’s latest ambassador that the whole call had been a hoax.

The prank call marks the start of Al Foran’s partnership with William Hill. Foran will be streaming live content and odds from Las Vegas at

Conor McGregor prank

Latest odds from William Hill:

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr to win – 1/4
  • Conor McGregor to win – 3/1
  • Draw – 40/1
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr KO – 5/2
  • Conor McGregor KO – 6/1

Or, if you’d like to get your own odds, tweet @WilliamHill using the hashtag #YourOdds and they’ll kindly price them up for you.

How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor?

Our friends at The Standard have some great advice, click here for their top tips. Who are you tipping to grab the win in this most bizarre and legendary of boxing matchups? Could McGregor really stun the world of boxing and defeat the undefeated 49-0 Floyd Mayweather Jr? We’re putting money on him just for the pure bants of it. If he wins, Conor McGregor could cause a huge problem for any bookies that have given him an large outside chance of victory.

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