Amir Khan lives not just to fight another day, but another Danny Garcia.
Amir Khan Beats Carlos Molina in a TKO.
On Sunday night the annus mirabilis of British sport will conclude with one of 12 contenders being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The famous trophy – a silver-plated camera on a tripod with the name of each winner engraved on individual shields attached to the plinth – has always been prestigious. But never more so than in 2012, a year of unprecedented sporting success.
Bradley Wiggins has gone back on his decision not to defend his Tour de France title, raising the prospect of going head-to-head with his Sky team-mate Chris Froome for cycling's ultimate crown.
A day in the life of Andy Murray, even in a setting as glorious as Miami in midwinter, confirms the impression that he inhabits a world of programmed pain some way removed from the scribbling trade.
The Los Angeles Angels have agreed a five-year, $125m deal with Josh Hamilton, according to reports. The slugger, a five-time All Star and free agent who is famous for having overcome problems with drugs and alcohol, most recently played for the Texas Rangers. He played for the Rangers in the 2010 and 2011 World Series.
It is a move some will describe as born out of inspiration and others will claim it is one that looks like simply desperation. Either way the confirmation of Tom Watson's appointment as the USA Ryder Cup captain for 2014 has set up the fascinating reality of an emotional return to Scotland.
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.
The IBF has stripped Tyson Fury of his world heavyweight title on account of his failure to defend the belt against the mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, instead choosing a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, whom the Briton beat on 28 November.
“Even though he’s a moron I supported Tyson Fury,” David Haye says as he remembers watching the controversial new world heavyweight champion beat Wladimir Klitschko in a shock result that continues to reverberate.
The year 2013 was a good one for Jessica Ennis-Hill, the early favourite for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Spoty) award.