The time for talk, is almost at an end.
The final week pf preparation of is well underway for IBF Super-Middleweight Champion Carl Froch for his unification fight with WBA Champion Mikkel Kessler at London's O2 Arena on Saturday (25th May). This is a fight Froch has been craving ever since he lost to the Dane during the 'Super Six' tournament in April 2010. Froch felt that Kessler was the benefactor of a Home decision that night and is keen to resolve the matter on home soil in-front of a sellout crowd of 20,000 fans.
Kessler is a man of his word, he promised Froch that he would come to England and return the favour after his victory in Herning, Denmark. The man known as 'The Viking Warrior' has fought in the United Kingdom before, losing to Joe Calzaghe way back in November 2007. Since that time, Kessler has developed into one of the fiercest fighters on the planet. Fearing nothing, he is a proud fighter who never takes a back step in his fights, sometimes this can be to his detriment, but anything else just isn't in his character.
For the second time in a matter of weeks, the city of Liverpool gathered again in the impressive Echo arena to witness one of their own move up into elite World company.
For the second time, they were disappointed.
This was supposed to be a statement night for Tony Bellew. The prize at the end of this fight would be a shot at the WBC Light-Heavyweight title. Standing in his way was Isaac Chilemba, a proud South African who was looking to come and spoil the party. Still, most experts had Bellew winning the fight comfortably by a late stoppage.
In-front of the expectant crowd of around 8000, Bellew walked towards the ring looking as intense as ever. There have been some criticism in the past that Bellew has psyched himself up too much for fights and is too focused on blasting his opponents away rather than use the scientific side of boxing to his advantage. During this training camp, his trainer has been working hard with 'The Bomber' on the fundamentals of Boxing. Footwork, evasive moves following combinations and counter attacking off the ropes. By all accounts, Bellew's camp couldn't have gone better and a big performance was expected.
This week six-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he will be defending his WBC welterweight title against the interim champion Roberto Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 4.
But in terms of boxing business, the more significant news was that the undefeated fighter has ended his 16-year relationship with television channel HBO and signed with network rivals Showtime where he is scheduled to appear six times over 30 months.
But will Mayweather, who is approaching his 36th birthday, realistically compete six times in two-and-a-half years?
For most boxers this question would be a moot point. But Mayweather is not your average boxer.
Since his win over Juan Manuel Marquez in September 2009, Mayweather – who has an unblemished record of 43 wins (26 K.Os) – has only fought three times.
Despite his inactivity and incarnation last June for two months after assaulting his ex-girlfriend back in 2010, Mayweather grossed £54m last year following bouts against Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto to be crowned the world’s highest paid sportsman.