From BBC Sport:

Cuban legend Kindelan had beaten Khan in the lightweight final in Athens, but he had no answer to the Briton in front of a passionate Bolton crowd.

After a cagey opening, Khan exploded on to the offensive and showed brilliant hand speed to prevail 19-13 on points.

“I managed alright,” said a modest [Amir] Khan after the fight.

“This time I knew I was boxing Kindelan and I knew his style – we’d been working on it for a long time.

“I beat the best in the world.”

Khan looked composed from the outset, entering to a huge ovation from the crowd who sang “Show me the way to Amir-illo” as an adaptation of the recently re-released Tony Christie song.

Continuing the northern English sporting humour thread, this morning I discovered a new euphemism. Homosexual males have long been referred to in England as “batting for the other side”, but I just heard someone [I won’t say who] on the radio describe a bisexual woman as “playing for Lancashire and Yorkshire”. (Perhaps the nearest American equivalent would be “playing for the Mets and the Yankees”.)