Against an opponent who would have looked more at home in an octopus tank, Carl Froch kept his IBF world super-middleweight title in front of friends and family in Nottingham with a knockout of the unconvincing American challenger Yusaf Mack.
It is reasonable to assume that one of the few people among the 20,000 packed into the MEN Arena next Saturday night who will wish Ricky Hatton even the most temporary harm will be the one who can spell Vyacheslav Senchenko without looking it up.
Laura Robson pulls her jacket up over her head, scrunches up into a ball and giggles uncontrollably, as an 18-year-old girl is prone to do when answering awkward questions. She has been sharing a few locker-room secrets and we have somehow got around to the speculation of a relationship between Serena Williams, with whom she is friendly on the Tour, and Laura's former coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
All day the kite hawks wheeled and circled in the dusty thermals over Mutera, perhaps sensing some English carrion.
Carl Froch was branded a 'fake Joe Calzaghe' by his next opponent Yusaf Mack; so there is no doubt he is looking forward to winning their upcoming boxing bout.
England suffered on day one of the first Test against India with Virender Sehwag making a century and Cheteshwar Pujara ending the day on 98 not out as India racked up a score of 323-4. Here is a review of day one.
Sebastian Coe’s links with Nike are set to come under renewed scrutiny after emails emerged that show he discussed his support for the successful bid by Eugene, Oregon, to stage the 2021 world athletics championships with executives from the company.
Whenever Tyson Fury opens his mouth you can never be sure whether what comes out will be accompanied by a smile or a scowl; be tinged with intelligence and charm or be dipped in poison.
Two British rowers have been handed two-year bans from all sports for doping violations.