When Wladimir Klitschko fights on US soil for the first time since February 2008 tonight he not only needs to woo a sceptical American public but demonstrate that at 39 he is still the most formidable heavyweight on the planet, and hasn't taken his eye off the punchball because of helping to fight Ukraine's political battles.
I am one of Anthony Joshua's biggest fans. It is no secret that I tried to sign him after he became the London 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champion as he is a fine prospect who one day may win the world heavyweight title.
Will they or won't they? Is Kell Brook v Amir Khan about to become the new Mayweather v Pacquiao? I do not mean in terms of magnitude- it can never really be that, even as a high class domestic dust-up. But in terms of the gestation period.
Paul Butler is a little fellow but tonight he aims to become one of boxing's big shots. With luck and the adroit application of his blistering combination punching the mini-Merseysider from Ellesmere Port will step into the sport's history books as the first Briton in over a century to drop down a weight division and win a second world title.
It is 15 years since Britain last staged a credible world heavyweight title fight – let's pass on the David Haye-Audley Harrison farce in 2010 – but this summer will see Tyson Fury in a worthy challenge for the crown on home territory.
When Merseysider Martin Murray faces arguably the world's most brutal boxer, Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, tomorrow night (Sat) he will be relieved that the contest has been booked for Monte Carlo rather than Madison Square Garden.