Whether we like it or not, 2014 is here and upon us and this is the year of the new big things to come in the boxing industry, professional and amateur.  

As per usual I will be keeping it real and yes, you guessed it right, telling you as it is.

Everybody knows who the good and the great fighters are.
But wouldn’t you like to get to know the next generation of up and coming fighters.
Well in the up and coming weeks Manner’s corner will be doing just that.

Introducing you to the various young and talented stars of the future.  These will not only be Asian fighters, professional and amateur, which there are plenty of, but an array of local, national and international, these are all powerful and skilled boxers/fighters who are just on, or just on the verge of, making/breaking into the big time.

The ones you should be looking out for, or should I say worth buying a ticket or subscription to see live.  It will also give you an insight and allow you to interact with these special fighters via Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.

So you can follow these fighters from the beginning and all the way to the big time meaning you too can become a true fight fan.
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Here is my list of fights the British public want to see.
With so many boxing world titles and organisations, squabbling managers and promoters, the fights I am suggesting could happen, but I doubt they will this year.
We will be lucky if some of the listed come off yet I remain quietly optimistic.

Carl Froch (Nottingham) v George Groves 2 (Hammersmith)
Scott Quigg (Bury) v Carl Frampton (Belfast)
Amir Khan (Bolton) v Kell Brook (Sheffield)
Tyson Fury (Wilmslow) v Derek Chisora (Finchley)
Martin Murray (St Helens) v Andy Lee (Limerick)
Chris Eubank Jnr (Brighton) v Billy Joe Saunders (Hatfield)
Nathan Cleverly (Cefn Fforest) v Tony Bellew 2 (Liverpool)

Floyd Mayweather (USA) v Manny Pacquiao (Philippines)
Andre Ward (USA) v Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
Floyd Mayweather (USA) v Timothy Bradley (USA)
Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine) v Anybody (in the heavy weight division who can fight back)
Adonis Stevenson (Canada) v Sergey ‘KO’ King Kovalev (Russia)
Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba) v Anybody (who is good enough in the superbantam weight division)
Saul Alvarez (Mexico) v Miguel Cott (Puerto Rico)