Ex-England cricketer tricked by Robbie Savage, comedian Al Foran in build-up to Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will face each other in Las Vegas on 26 August.

Andrew Flintoff

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.

Robbie Savage and Freddie Flintoff were filming for William Hill ahead of Mayweather vs McGregor on Saturday August 26th. William Hill won't be beaten on any price for the fight, with a McGregor win by KO available at 5/2. For all the best prices, head to WilliamHill.com. Odds subject to change.

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Savage and McGregor impersonator Al Foran tricked Flintoff, the new brand ambassador for William HillWilliam Hill