Depending on where you put your emphasis, you could argue either side of the argument as to the current strength of British boxing.
On the one hand, at the very highest level there is decline—David Haye may well be retired, whilst Amir Khan and Carl Froch looked a little faded in their most recent outings. Ricky Burns and Stuart Hall hold fringe world titles, whilst Scott Quigg has a plain bogus one, but no British boxer is the top fighter in his division right now.
There never seems to be a moment when Sky Sports presenter Adam Smith doesn't think that, "British boxing is on a high right now," but despite the dip at the top level, that is still a defensible position today.
At the present time, an unusual number of British boxers are in the top 10 or top 20 of their divisions—and that sets the scene for exciting, high-quality domestic matchups.
The lucrative box-office takings of fights like Haye vs. Dereck Chisora, Froch vs. George Groves and Haye vs. Audley Harrison mean that promoters should be willing to put their differences aside and make some of these fights.
Here are 10 that could make a big splash in 2014.