With seven of these isles finest already perched on world championship thrones, British boxing has seldom been so fertile.
And with a further sextet of home grown hitters primed to challenge for global honours before the close of the year, expect the glow to become even brighter.
BoxNation examine their credentials:
The one time Westminster University undergraduate’s elevation to the world stage has every bit as much to do with his propensity to shift tickets by the thousand, as to who he’s beaten. Hammer hooking Frank’s ‘rock’em, sock ‘em’ style is box-office gold dust.
The part-time model enters a rank outsider against WBA super-middleweight czar Fedor Chudinov this weekend. But it’s no lost cause.
‘The Wise Guy’ has home court at Wembley’s SSE Arena and his fans are arguably the most voluble in Britain. He is also taller and longer than the rock hard Russian champion.
‘Bug’ has trained devoid of distractions in Dublin where mentors Steve and Packy Collins are sure to have masterminded an ingenious game plan.
Twelve defeats in 37 fights suggest that the 35 year old Jamaican-born cruiserweight is a huge outsider for his IBF title crack at Argentina’s Victor Ramirez on Friday week.
Add that he received just 11 days notice and is required to jet to Buenos Aires and you begin to understand the magnitude of his task.
But the stats are hugely misleading. Many defeats came by dodgy decision, at nominal notice fighting from the away corner. Maverick McKenzie is not known as ‘The Upsetter’ for nothing.
His physique is cast from black marble, he owns fists of rock and is presently in the form of his life. Enters with genuine ‘Puncher’s Chance’.
‘Beefy’ might have been the least decorated amateur of the quartet of fighting brothers from Liverpool but he’s now a strong favourite to win the race to a world title.
Undefeated in 21, the 27 year old light-middle from Joe Gallagher’s all conquering camp in Bolton has quietly matured into a fabulous all-rounder; a physically hard, well schooled combination puncher with a decent dig, particularly to the body.
New Jersey’s John Thompson, his co-challenger for the vacant WBO title at Manchester Arena next month, is decent enough but will never threaten the sport’s pound-for-pound rankings.
You can get enticing odds of 7-2 on the 6ft 9in Wilmslow giant finally breaking the Klitschkos’ vice like grip on the heavyweight division when he collides with brother Wladimir in Dusseldorf next month.
Expect the travelling community to punt heavily on their man. Fury lands unbeaten in 24 and truly believes he’s invincible. He brings significant physical advantages to negate the Ukrainian’s customary ‘jab and grab’ game, and is significantly younger and fresher.
His comical antics sometimes mask an immense natural talent and Fury can box with equal effect from both the orthodox or southpaw stance.
Klitschko’s whiskers are notoriously delicate and, at 39, how much longer can he protect them?
The ‘Million Dollar’ man renews his acquaintance with WBA lightweight boss Darleys Perez at Manchester Arena in November.
And there would be no more popular winner than the engaging Mancunian whose vigilante exploits while averting a neighbourhood burglary last December, left him nursing a fractured skull.
The pair drew contentiously in July – Crolla appeared to edge it even before the Colombian was docked two marks for straying south of the border – and the WBA ordered an immediate replay.
With Matchroom again securing the fight for these shores, the 28 year old has the class and tenacity to give his story a Hollywood ending.
Billy Joe Saunders
Current WBO middleweight monarch Andy Lee is a fine champion blessed with a seriously concussive right hook. However, Saunders’ prospects look promising if – as looks likely – the twice postponed ‘Battle of the Gypsies’ lands on the mainland rather than the Emerald Isle (Date and venue still TBA).
The Hatfield Romany, 26, is a super-skilled southpaw who has conquered plenty of good men whilst vacuuming up British, Commonwealth and European honours.
Tutored by cockney sage Jimmy Tibbs, ‘Joe’ is unbeaten in 22, has already negotiated the 12 round championship trip half a dozen times and possesses the engine needed to nick a tight decision in what is widely expected to be a battle for the ages.