As professional celebrity boxing debuts go this was probably about as good as it gets: Andrew Flintoff, three years retired from cricket, remains unbeaten in the ring after an endearingly ragged, frantically energetic performance over four two-minute rounds in Manchester.
Andrew Flintoff has won his first boxing bout - A Newcastle United left-back and a celebrity football fans for Arsenal and Chelsea are among those to express their congratulations via Twitter.
Will a trip across town to West Ham be a welcome relief from the Stamford Bridge boo boys for Rafa Benitez?
Andrew Flintoff is due to step into the ring for his first fight as a professional boxer this Friday against unbeaten American Richard Dawson. Should we get our hopes up?
"We understand that Mr Flintoff is well-known here," said Gary Higginbotham, the manager of Richard Dawson, the 23-year-old bruiser from Oklahoma who will fight the former Lancashire and England all-rounder at the Manchester Arena on Friday night.
It's that time of year again.
The R&A and USGA are expected to announce a ban on long putters within the next few days.
He may struggle to see it this way as he tends his kind, battered face this morning but there is an unavoidable symmetry to Ricky Hatton's career deeply rooted in the history of boxing: nearly all his pain, physical and spiritual, arrived in a rush at the end.
Data released on the double Tour de France winner Chris Froome in answer to insinuations of doping during this year’s race showed that his success can be put down to a massive loss in weight, helping to explain his improvement from also-ran to Tour de France winner.
A snooker player blew his chance of making a 147 break, and to compound his misery he then discovered he had also missed out on a £44,000 bonus.
Andy Murray and Tyson Fury are among the favourites to win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 after being named on the 12-person shortlist Monday and following a weekend of stunning achievements for the pair.