At the turn of the year, this column served up 10 fights the boxing world most wanted to see in 2012, with predicted outcomes.
Entering June, we take a look at the likelihood of our hopes coming to pass.
MANNY PACQUIAO v FLOYD MAYWEATHER
The fight the world wants to see appears to be nudging closer after Mayweather's systematic breakdown of Miguel Cotto last time out. If Pacquiao does the business against Timothy Bradley this Saturday, and if Mayweather sorts out his imminent jail time, it could be next in line.
Verdict: Mayweather points.
VICTOR ORTIZ v ANDRE BERTO
The rematch of one of last year's fights of the year has already been delayed twice: first by Berto tearing a shoulder muscle, then again when he tested positive for steroids. The second is likely to have scuppered hopes of the rematch, at least for the foreseeable future.
Verdict: Ortiz KO.
DAVID HAYE v ODLANIER SOLIS
What better than for former amateur rivals Haye and Solis to square off to earn the right for another shot at one of the Klitschkos? But the division's most obvious fight has never even been mooted, with Haye preferring to enter into a grubby domestic brawl with loudmouth plodder Dereck Chisora.
Chances: Almost nil.
Verdict: Solis pts.
HERNAN MARQUEZ v FROILAN SALUDAR
Mexico's Marquez continues to reign at the top of the flyweight world and although Filipino Saludar recently his saw run of eight straight knockout wins come to a halt, a fight between the pair still seems likely down the line.
Chances: Not just yet.
Verdict: Marquez KO.
ANDRE WARD v LUCIEN BUTE
Unbeaten Super Six champion Ward faces an intriguing world super-middleweight title clash with Chad Dawson later this year, while Canadian Bute's fighting future is in doubt after a bludgeoning defeat by Carl Froch this month.
Chances: Almost nil.
Verdict: Ward pts.
AMIR KHAN v LAMONT PETERSON
As if his controversial defeat to Peterson at the end of last year was not enough, Khan had to suffer the indignity of his Las Vegas rematch being cancelled at late notice due to Peterson testing positive for steroids.
Verdict: Khan pts.
YURIORKIS GAMBOA v TAKASHI UCHIYAMA
Gamboa is embroiled in a legal spat with his promoter Bob Arum, and big-punching WBA super-featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama is also yet to fight this year. It remains an explosive, big box office contest down the line.
Verdict: Gamboa KO.
TYSON FURY v DAVID PRICE
Fury and his handlers continue to do everything in their powers to hold off a fight against the fast-rising Price, who continues to impress as British heavyweight champion, and who is obviously considered too big a risk.
Verdict: Price KO.
NATHAN CLEVERLY v BEIBUT SHUMENOV
Politics may play a part in scuppering a natural unification fight in the light-heavyweight division. The Kazakh remains on Cleverly's radar but the bout is proving tough to arrange, meaning the Welshman may have to pursue other routes.
Verdict: Cleverly pts.
ANTHONY JOSHUA v MAGOMEDRASUL MEDZHIDOV
Both these super-heavyweights have kept their sides of the bargain by qualifying for the London Olympics, opening the way for a repeat of last year's World Championship final, which the Azeri won by one controversial point.
Verdict: Joshua pts.