Boxing was on the television and George said to the drunk, "I could have been world champion." The pugilist enthusiast stated at the old man with the walking stick.
George remembered back over the decades to his last fight when he failed to beat the count. After that his life had spiralled out of control, alcohol a cruel master. He was barely 60 but looked 80.
George slowly and painfully rose from his seat then crashed to the floor. It was his final knock-out.