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)

Froch proved the doubters wrong with a devastating knockout of George Groves in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley. Probably has one fight left in him and he'd like it to be in Las Vegas.

2. Kell Brook - Welterweight

Sheffield (32-0, 22KOs)

Brook will challenge American Shawn Porter for the IBF title this summer. Porter is muscular and powerful but he is also far from beatable. Brook has a good chance, wherever it happens.

3. Amir Khan - Light-welterweight

Bolton (29-3, 19KOs)

Khan gave one of the best performances of his career in easily outpointing Luis Collazo in Las Vegas. Will probably fight again in November before pursuing a fight with Floyd Mayweather next May.

4. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight

Belfast (18-0, 13KOs)

The Northern Irishman has landed a rematch with Kiko Martinez in Belfast in September, having already beaten him last year. But this time the fight will be for his Spanish rival's IBF belt.

5. George Groves - Super-middleweight

London (19-2, 15KOs)

Groves gave another fine performance against Carl Froch at Wembley Stadium, up until the point he was knocked cold in the eighth round. Is still only 26 and a world title will surely come.

6. Scott Quigg - Super-bantamweight

Bury (28-0-2, 21KOs)

Quigg defended his WBA title with a devastating second-round stoppage of Tshifhiwa Munyai. Wants to fight WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz next, after which it could be Carl Frampton.

7. Jamie McDonnell - Bantamweight

Doncaster (24-2-1, 11KOs)

McDonnell beat Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat at Wembley to claim a portion of the WBA bantamweight title. It was just reward, McDonnell having won and been stripped of the IBF title last year.

8. Martin Murray - Middleweight

St Helens (26-1-1, 11KOs)

Murray dominated from start to finish as he outpointed Max Bursak in June to move closer to a third world title shot. Could challenge Puerto Rican great and WBC title-holder Miguel Cotto.

9. Paul Butler - Bantamweight

Ellesmere Port (16-0, 8KOs)

Butler beat Stuey Hall to claim the IBF title and a match with another fellow Brit, WBA title-holder Jamie McDonnell, would make sense. Butler, however, might drop back down to super-flyweight.

10. James DeGale - Super-middleweight

London (19-1, 13KOs)

DeGale impressed in blasting out previously unbeaten American Brandon Gonzales in May, should fight for a world title before the year is out and could be on a collision course with Carl Froch.