The excitement was palpable. They bobbed. They weaved. They went toe to toe for several exhausting rounds. Once, the older and more experienced boxer was knocked off balance and went down hard, to the visible thrill of his competitor.
In the end the tired old heavyweight, whose only shining moment was a forfeit at the hands of the yellow flyweight Frazier, was no match for the energetic young challenger.
In lieu of a shiny belt, the victor received a flower and a congratulatory hug and kiss from Mrs. LIAYF.
A fine prize indeed!