BBC pound-for-pound British rankings

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.

1. Carl Froch - Super-middleweight

Nottingham (33-2, 24KOs)

With his options running out and few challenges left, Froch might decide the time is right to hang the gloves up and get out of the game while he still has his faculties. One of the greats.

2. Kell Brook - Welterweight

Sheffield (34-0, 23KOs)

Brook returned from a stabbing incident last September with a stoppage of Jo Jo Dan. British fans would like Brook to fight Amir Khan, but they might have to wait until next year.

3. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight

Belfast (20-0, 14KOs)

Frampton dismantled Chris Avalos in defending his IBF title for the first time but a unification clash with Bury's WBA champion Scott Quigg has fallen through. We await Frampton's next move.

4. Amir Khan - Light-welterweight

Bolton (30-3, 19KOs)

Khan dazzled in beating Devon Alexander in December. Wants to fight Floyd Mayweather or Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao in 2015, but light-punching American Chris Algieri is next.

5. Jamie McDonnell - Bantamweight

Doncaster (26-2-1, 12KOs)

McDonnell recovered from a third-round knockdown to beat Japan's previously unbeaten Tomoki Kameda, a win that was overlooked by much of the British media. Has plenty of options in the division.

6. George Groves - Super-middleweight

London (21-2, 16KOs)

Groves is expected to challenge Sweden's Badou Jack for the WBC title this year and could fight James DeGale in a rematch that doubles as an all-British unification match next summer.

7. James DeGale - Super-middleweight

London (21-1, 14KOs)

DeGale outpointed Andre Dirrell to claim the vacant IBF title in May and he remains on course for a rematch with bitter rival George Groves. That fight could take place in a stadium next summer.

8. Scott Quigg - Super-bantamweight

Bury (29-0-2, 22KOs)

Quigg successfully defended his version of the WBA title last November, increasing the clamour for him to fight IBF title-holder Carl Frampton. Instead, he's got tough Spaniard Kiko Martinez.

9. Martin Murray - Middleweight

St Helens (29-2-1, 12KOs)

Murray was incredibly game in losing to WBA champion Gennady Golovin in Monaco, becoming the first man to take the Kazakh knockout artist past round 10. A fourth world title tilt should follow.

10. Kevin Mitchell - Lightweight

Dagenham (39-2, 29KOs)

Mitchell was magnificent in stopping Daniel Estrada in January and his reward is a world title match-up with dangerous Venezuelan Jorge Linares in London in May. Could be a classic.