The seemingly ageless promoter Bob Arum has a new challenge: persuading the similarly clock-defying Floyd Mayweather Jr to fight Juan Manuel Márquez and the Mexican's newly humbled foe, Manny Pacquiao, in 2013. Early signs are that he may just do it.
It looked like the end, but, this being boxing, it could just be the start of something new: for Manny Pacquiao, even though devastatingly knocked out, for Juan Manuel Márquez, who destroyed him in front of a disbelieving audience at the MGM Grand, and for the man who is never far from the epicentre of the business, Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
When Juan Manuel Marquez drilled a foot-long right of brain-numbing power on to the unprotected chin of Manny Pacquiao in the penultimate second of the sixth round of their fourth contest, leaving him sprawled face first in a twitching heap, he surely levelled the ledger between them – although there might be more life in this rivalry yet.
Juan Manuel Márquez beats Manny Pacquiao.
It was touching recently to see an interview with Manny Steward and Tommy Hearns, not long before the great trainer died; the empathy between them clearly had survived the particular pressures of their sport.
Mo Farah is strolling around the lush grounds of a Middlesex hotel.
Champions of the baseball world, all eyes are on the San Francisco Giants and how they prepare for the 2013 MLB season.
All the pacemen ask for in India is just a hint of movement to give them hope.
Frankie Dettori has been banned from race-riding for six months by France Galop, the ruling body of French racing, for failing a drugs test while riding at Longchamp racecourse in Paris on 16 September.
2015 had a fair number of predictable results but overall it must go down as a year of surprises.
Sweden’s Robin Soderling, the player best known for being the first man to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open, has retired from professional tennis because of a long-running illness.
The Illinois attorney general on Wednesday deemed daily fantasy sports to be illegal gambling under state law in another blow to embattled companies DraftKings and FanDuel.