The big news on the British beat in recent weeks is confirmation that former domestic 'pound-for-pound' top dog Ricky Hatton is to make a return to the ring in November.
'The Hitman' was last seen in the squared circle back in the summer of 2009 when Manny Pacquiao battered him to an ignominious defeat inside two rounds in Las Vegas.
He took a while to announce his retirement following that shellacking but when he did he promised to show the same level of drive and commitment that made him one of the best British fighters of his generation into his then burgeoning promotional stable.
However, Hatton hit the headlines again after tales of depression and alleged drug misuse and as his weight ballooned the very thought of a return to combat looked fanciful to say the least.
But since Christmas rumours have swirled that Hatton, who won world titles at light-welterweight and welterweight in a superb career, was back in the gym looking lean and considering a return to the sport that made him.
Those rumours were confirmed recently as Hatton told a packed press conference that he wanted to come back as he was not comfortable with the way his career had ended.
"I don't want people telling my kids that I blew it," was the way Ricky succinctly put it as he announced a November 24 return.
Hatton was making no bold proclamations about winning world belts again but it is perhaps inevitable that talk has already turned to a possible Hatton -Amir Khan mega-fight.
Any such bout could easily do 100,000 tickets and cannot be ruled out given how Khan's stock has dropped in the wake of his damaging defeat to Danny Garcia last time out.
And though I would make Khan a heavy favourite given how long Hatton has been out of the ring, the result it no foregone conclusion given Khan's frailties in the chin department.
Whether Ricky or Amir (who recently parted company with fabled trainer Freddie Roach) can scale the 'pound-for-pound' heights again remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure it should be interesting finding out.
In terms of action on the 'pound-for-pound' beat, Matthew Macklin cracked our top 10 once again and breathed new life into his career with a fine win over Joachim Alcine in Las Vegas.
Alcine was provided to give 'Mack the Knife' a real argument but the Brummie battler got the job done inside three sensational minutes.
Having covered himself in glory in world title fights against Sergio Martinez and Felix Sturm, few can begrudge Macklin a top 10 berth and the plan now will surely be to try and secure another world title shot or engage in a big-money domestic showdown with either Darren Barker or Martin Murray.
Tony Bellew was another impressive stoppage winner recently as the Scouse 'Bomber' beat former world class middleweight Edison Miranda in London.
Bellew lives and breathes the sport and said after his ninth round success that he would like another crack at Nathan Cleverly, who he lost a thriller to on points for the WBO world light-heavyweight title last year.
I cannot see that fight happening anytime soon given the way Bellew's relationship with the Cleverly-backed Frank Warren has soured in recent months - but you can never say never and Tony is certain to box for a world title of some description over the next 12 months with the backing of Matchroom and Eddie Hearn.
Sportinglife.com pound-for-pound British top 10:
1 Carl Froch
2 David Haye
3 Amir Khan
4 Kell Brook
5 Nathan Cleverly
6 Ricky Burns
7 David Price
8 Kevin Mitchell
9 Matthew Macklin
10 Scott Quigg
Honourable mentions: Tyson Fury, John Murray, Rendall Munroe, Carl Frampton, George Groves, Martin Murray and Tony Bellew.