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.
David Haye has always talked a good fight though in the past three years he has done more jawing than warring. Plus a fair amount of partying judging by his fleshier-than-usual features these days.
Ask Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Roy Hodgson or Stuart Lancaster - indeed any boss in sport - and they'll tell you there's no place like home. So it is in boxing.
Who will win the big fight on 2 May? We are not talking Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Manny Pacquiao here, but the battle between the two most famous  ringmasters of ceremony, Michael Buffer v Jimmy Lennon Jnr.
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.
Perhaps more than any other sport boxing loves to feed off its anniversaries and the one this week which celebrates –

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