Boxing fans worldwide are constantly debating who is the better fighter and the rightful owner of the Pound for Pound title. Who do you think is better?
Come March and the surge in temperature across the continent, and the French expect to feel their sap rising.
Losers' speeches do not generally become competitors who want to be champions.
All great sporting double acts must one day end, the magic finally extinguished by age and its degenerative impact on athletic talent.