1.     Can Paul Butler become the first Englishman in over 100 years to collect a second world title in a lighter weight category?

The Ellesmere Port ace already holds the record as the Englishman who captured a legitimate world title in the fastest number of fights.

Zolani Tete v Paul Butler press weigh-in

And the 26-year-old 'Baby Faced Assassin' gets a chance to smash several new records when he returns to his natural 115lb habitat to challenge IBF World Super-Flyweight champion Zolani Tete of South Africa tonight.

If triumphant, Paul becomes the fastest Englishman ever to win two world titles and the first Brit to capture a global 115lb title in the super-flyweight division's 35 year history. He'll also cement himself as the first Brit in 112 years to collect a second world title in a lighter category.

In 1903 Cornish heavyweight 'Ruby Bob' Fitzsimmons dipped to light-heavyweight and relieved Ireland's George Gardner of his world crown with a 20 round points win in San Francisco.

Paul Butler

Butler will be even more powerful at super-fly and is sure to be galvanised by huge home support. However, it's no formality.

Champion Tete is a 5ft 9in southpaw with sleeping pills in his fists. Sixteen of his 19 victims have tumbled early and, in his two most recent gigs, the 27-year-old from Eastern Cape returned victorious from Mexico and Japan.

He's been stopped just once in a world title fight whilst weight weakened at flyweight and Butler will need to be at his absolute best if he's to make history.

2.     Will 'Jazza' Dickens fulfil his potential and be ordained British super-bantamweight champion at the second time of asking?

The Liverpool fight scene was awash with hyperbole about the ridiculously gifted Dickens when, after bagging six national amateur titles including a 2010 senior ABA bantam gong, the sharpshooting southpaw joined the pro ranks as a 19-year-old in January 2011.

But after skating to 16 wins, the devout Catholic's lack of experience got the better of him and he ran out of petrol in round ten of a September 2013 vacant British title spat with Sheffield's world rated Kid Galahad. Dickens was ahead on the cards when the fight ended.

Jazza Dickens in action

Eighteen months older and wiser, he gets a chance to atone tonight when he squares off with Barnsley's grizzled Josh 'The Outlaw' Wale for the vacant domestic 122lb crown.

Victory will propel the super talented Scouser into the big money mix with Britain's quintet of world ranked super-bantams - Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, Galahad, Lewis Pettitt and Gavin McDonnell - but he'll overlook Wale at his peril.

3.      Could European flyweight king Kevin Satchell evolve into a bonafide threat headline act Paul Butler over the next year or so?
'Satch' might have only 13 pro fights on his CV but they include three British championships, four Commonwealth championships and a European title gig with Spain based Belarussian Valery Vanchy last time out. And the 26-year-old from Kirkdale was triumphant in all of them!

Kvin Satchell

World rated by the WBC, IBF and WBO in the 112lb division, only one inch and three pounds separate him from his old spar mate Butler. If both maintain their winning ways a future Mersey showdown appears inevitable.

Fans can assess the threat that Satchell might pose to 'The Baby Faced Assassin' by tuning into tonight's promotion when the reigning British, Commonwealth and European flyweight king meets Walter Rojas from  Argentina over eight rounds.

4.     Catch white hot light-welter talent Jack Catterall against Latin American opposition for the first time.

In the second half of 2014, the Lee Beard coached southpaw exploded to prominence with back-to-back demolitions of previously unbeaten Scouse amateur stars Nathan Brough and Thomas Stalker. The former, a world junior bronze medallist, was bombed out in two while 2012 GB Olympic skipper Stalker was systematically dismantled in eight.

Jack Catterall

Though Catterall won a national boys club trophy and was an England rep, the 21-year-old from Chorley essentially learnt his craft sparring world champions in the hardened environment of the fight gyms on the US east coast.

Having previously duelled a Frenchman, Lithuanian and Pole, tonight 'El Gato' attempts to become the first to stop 29-year-old Argentine southpaw Cesar David Inalef when they clash over 10 for the WBO Inter-Continental bauble.

5.      See local stars Derry Mathews and Liam Smith showcasing their wares in 'mark time' bouts.

'Dirty Derry', who has served Scouse boxing so nobly over the past 12 years, was due to co-headline this show with an overdue world title crack at WBA lightweight boss Richar Abril. Alas, the scrap has been delayed for six weeks after the Cuban picked up a viral infection.

Derry Mathews

Instead Mathews, dormant since late October, gets a chance to remind fans of his quality in an eight round tool sharpener with Gyorgy Mezei from Hungary over eight rounds.

British light-middle king Smith, now unquestionably the nation's premier 154lb talent, will also value the chance to shed some rust ahead of his inevitable push for the major international belts later this year.

He will be hoping to heighten his stock by sizzling against Robert Talarek from Poland over ten rounds.