The notion of using technology to aid referees in their decision making actually appears to have first originated in Canada before making its way into the American sports. When Channel 4 brought American Football to UK screens in the eighties, British audiences got their first taste of the use of videos to review decisions made on a field of play.
It was with great sadness that we learned that, after his defeat to George Grove, German based Kazakh boxer Eduard Gutknecht had been rushed to hospital. Media reports suggest that he has had surgery on a bleed on the brain and is in a critical but stable condition. Whilst we await more official news, all in boxing wish him well.
Last Saturday night saw one of the most eagerly awaited fights in a long time. British hopeful Kell Brook versus the Kazakh superstar Gennady Golovkin. Few gave Brook a chance against the big hitting champion and the fact that Brook had moved up through the weight divisions did not inspire confidence. Make no mistake, Brook is a great fighter but Golovkin is likely to go down in history as one of the biggest punchers of all time.
For a second, I simply stared at Muhammad Ali before remembering to blink and then breathe. I looked around thinking perhaps he was trying to get someone else's attention, but it was so quiet at the time that the only other people in the store were grouped across by the till. Then Ali, one of the world's most celebrated living legends, beckoned me closer.