It was a cracking fight in Washington DC, which had the pundits back in London drooling, as Lamont Peterson wrested two world title belts from Bolton lad, Amir Khan, who apparently lives just down the road from roly-poly Bolton funnyman, Peter "Garlic Bread?" Kay.
Peterson, clearly the underdog, lived the Rocky dream in front of his hometown crowd, earning a split decision victory, which was only made possible by Khan having two points deducted.
The bout started off promisingly for Khan, as he used his blinding hand speed and nimble footwork to stun the plucky challenger in the opening rounds, twice putting his man on the canvas.
But Peterson refused to roll over for the champion, and succeeded in transforming the fight into an all out war of attrition. As the fighters traded punches with tenacious ferocity, some commentators expressed concerns that maybe Khan had underestimated his opponent.
Indeed, Khan had two points deducted, for persistent holding and pushing, and that was sufficient to tip the balance in favour of his opponent, who had been pressing throughout.
Following the announcement of the decision, in ringside interviews, both fighters were honourable in defeat, and conducted themselves in the true spirit of the noble art.
"Of course I'll give Amir a rematch," Peterson, the newly crowned champion said. "Amir gave me a shot, so it's only right that I give him a rematch. If he wants it."
"I was fighting two of them in there!" Khan claimed. "I was fighting him and the ref. This decision is a disgrace. There was no way I should have had points deducted - what was I supposed to do? Let him smash his head into my face? I had to hold and push him back, I had no choice. I wuz robbed, the officials were crap, Peterson is a dirty cheating swine, but what do you expect when he's fighting in his home town? Of course he's going to get the decision. I'll knock his pigging block off next time."
"Bah, humbug!" sneered Peterson.
The mouth-watering prospect of a rematch in April awaits.
More as we get it.