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BBC pound-for-pound British rankings

Nathan Cleverly
Nathan Cleverly is Britain's only world champion

After much deliberation, staff at the BBC Sport website have come up with their top-10 British fighters, pound-for-pound.

Ignoring weight, this subjective list takes into account fighters' recent results, their skills, resilience and punching power.

The list will be updated periodically and should be treated as a talking point. Let the debate begin!


British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch

1. Carl Froch

- Super-middleweight
Nottingham (28-2, 20KOs)
Froch was outclassed by American Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six but could become a world champion when he fights IBF title-holder Lucian Bute in May.

Amir Khan

2. Amir Khan

- Light-welterweight
Bolton (26-2 18KOs)
Khan lost his world titles to Lamont Peterson in December but gets the chance for revenge in May. A defeat for Khan would leave his career in tatters.

Ricky Burns

3. Ricky Burns

- Lightweight
Coatbridge (34-2, 9KOs)
Burns gave a polished performance in beating Paulus Moses and remains on a collison course with Essex fighter kevin Mitchell. That could be a classic.