BY STEVE BRENNER
Abel Sanchez will never forget the day his life changed forever.
It was March 2010 and Sanchez, already a great if unheralded trainer, was just carrying on with life.
The construction company he owned was ticking along nicely while his gym in Big Bear Lake , California was a hive of activity.
Then came a call out of the blue. One which gave him an opportunity of a lifetime.
BY STEVE BRENNER
When news of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking at Liverpool filtered across the Atlantic, Boston Red Sox fans with their eyes on the beautiful game simply shrugged their shoulders.
Both sets of supporters share the same ownership in the shape of the Fenway Sports Group .
Both are currently harboring similar feelings of fading grandeur while their management structures are chopped and changed.
While an English title was last paraded in front of the Kop in 1990, the second most famous baseball franchise on the planet last bagged the World Series two years go before slumping into a succession of mediocre campaigns.
FROM STEVE BRENNER IN NEW YORK
Gennady Golovkin never fails to impress.
The man from Kazakhstan was afforded his first ever big pay-per-view US showcase here with the eyes of the world transfixed upon Madison Square Garden and his bid to unify the middleweight division.
At the end of eight dynamic, razor sharp rounds, IBF champion David Lemieux simply couldn’t take any more punishment, his bloodied nose a brutal illustration of the damage delivered by Golovokin’s rapier like jabs and crushing hooks which whirled with devastating accuracy from the very first bell until the last.
This was a supreme performance from a supreme athlete who now has the world firmly at his feet.