CARL FROCH v GEORGE GROVES
The must-see re-match for British fight fans in 2014 after the controversial ending to their first bout in November. Froch, who has never ducked a challenge, finds himself in the awkward position of needing to give Groves a second chance in order to avoid accusations of swerving his rival. Based on the fantastic first fight, most would see a re-match as a 50-50 affair.
Verdict: Groves pts.
AMIR KHAN v MANNY PACQUIAO
Khan may well get his big-money match with Floyd Mayweather. But it would be much more sensible to face his former gym-mate Pacquiao, who also needs to consolidate his position after rebounding from two straight losses with a points win over Brandon Rios. This would be a natural fight if Mayweather elects to fight Marcos Maidana over Khan next.
Verdict: Khan pts.
ANDRE WARD v GENNADY GOLOVKIN
Ward, the undisputed super-middleweight number one, could further enhance his legacy by taking on the big-punching Kazakh, who boosted his record to 28 straight successes with four more wins in 2013. There are plenty of other options for Ward - including Froch or Groves - but arguably none as enticing as a bout against the reigning WBA middleweight king.
Verdict: Ward pts.
TYSON FURY v DEONTAY WILDER
After the farce of Fury's twice-postponed showdown with the supposedly retired David Haye, the 25-year-old needs to get back in action and a breakthrough win would not come much better than one over unbeaten, big-punching Wilder, who has dispatched all 30 of his professional opponents to date. Both sides have been talking, making it a real possibility.
Verdict: Wilder KO.
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO v KUBRAT PULEV
In a still pretty grim heavyweight division, no-one deserves a crack at Klitschko more than Bulgarian Pulev, the classy former amateur star who has dispatched fellow contenders Alexander Dimitrenko and Tony Thompson while waiting for his shot. Klitschko has so far shown little inclination to get in the ring with Pulev, but that is set to change in 2014.
Verdict: Pulev pts.
STUART HALL v JAMIE McDONNELL
Hall's Rocky-like rise to win the IBF bantamweight title in a war against Vusi Malinga in December was one of the year's most heart-warming stories. A bout with McDonnell - who outpointed Hall in 2011 before going on to win and be stripped of the same IBF crown - would make a fabulous domestic world title contest and earn both men deserved exposure.
Verdict: Hall pts.
SERGEY KOVALEV v ADONIS STEVENSON
The only light-heavyweight bout that really matters, a unification bout between unbeaten banger Kovalev and the rampantly successful Stevenson would guarantee one of the year's blockbusters. Both men have continued smashing all before them over the last 12 months and the winner would claim the right to be regarded as the world number one at the weight.
Verdict: Kovalev KO.
ORLANDO SALIDO v VASYL LOMACHENKO
Imperious Ukrainian amateur Lomachenko has spoken of an audacious world title bid after just one professional fight, and a clash with veteran WBO featherweight champion Salido has consistently been mooted. Lomachenko may want one or two more wins under his belt first. But provided both keep winning, Lomachenko stands every chance.
Verdict: Lomachenko pts.
ROMAN GONZALEZ v JUAN CARLOS REVECO
What next for arguably boxing's greatest unknown champion? Nicaraguan Gonzalez has won all 37 of his paid bouts and dominated the light-flyweight division since 2010. Genuine challengers at the weight are few and far between and the best bet for Gonzalez could be a move up in weight to challenge Argentina's reigning WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco.
Verdict: Gonzalez pts.
NICOLA ADAMS v MARY KOM
Women's boxing will once again come to the fore when it makes its debut at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. At flyweight, it throws up the prospect of another meeting between Olympic champion Nicola Adams and irresistible Indian Mary Kom, whom Adams beat in the semi-finals in London. Fiery five-time world champion Kom would covet a chance at revenge.
Verdict: Adams pts.