At age 35, Vic Darchinyan faced the prospect of irrelevance in the upper ranks of the 118-pound ranks with a loss to Yonnhy Perez. But in Saturday's bantamweight tournament consolation match, Darchinyan again fought like a contender.
It took Yuriorkis Gamboa half the time to dispatch gifted Jorge Solis that Manny Pacquiao needed to do the same. If that five-knockdown performance doesn't enter Gamboa in the pound-for-pound discussion, it certainly should.
Baltimore Ravens safety Tommy Zbikowski plans to return to boxing next week in the likely event that NFL owners lock out players once the deadline to secure a new collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight ET Thursday.