“They ALL want Watt,” screamed the headline on our back page this week in sport 1979.

Jim Watt was Scotland’s new world champion and the ‘hottest property in the boxing business’.

Our report added he had “offers coming in from New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu, but our man just wants to fight in Glasgow.”

It was back to the day job for Jim, who worked in a car sales business in Maryhill, following his defeat of Alfredo Pitalua to claim the title.

“News of these offers coming in is terrific but it’s great to be in the driving seat and be able to say I only want to fight here at home before those magnificent fans.”

Elsewhere, there was praise for Rangers manager John Greig who had, according to our sports writer, emerged as “a master of modern football tactics following his team’s 2-1 victory over Dundee United”, while Celtic were happy with a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

“Basically, neither could afford to lose so there was a hint of relief in the after-match post mortems,” explained our reporter.

Cumbernauld United, reigning Central League champions, beat Greenock convincingly with a 4-0 scoreline.

And sixteen-year-old Glasgow boy Ross McFarlane was celebrating this week 42 years ago, having ‘run away with’ the new Scottish Junior Road Cycling Points Championship. The national schoolboy speed champion beat the field of 40 by two minutes 55 seconds over 60 miles, the cause of much joy for his team Nightingale-Hillington Cars.