While bemoaning boxing’s gradual fall from “a sport that for much of the 20th Century was rivaled in popularity and importance only by baseball”, Sports Illustrated’s Richard O’Brien contrasts the salad days with the current era in which “alphabetized versions of subdivided championships are won and lost in obscurity on cable or ethically -targeted pay per view.”

Ethnically targeted? That’s funny, I thought Gerry Cooney and Tommy Morrison were retired.