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 (33-0, 22KOs)

Brook fought superbly to wrest the IBF title from American Shawn Porter in California. Brook defends against Jo Jo Dan in March, after which British fans would like him to fight Amir Khan.

3. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight

Belfast (20-0, 14KOs)

Frampton dismantled Chris Avalos in defending his IBF title for the first time and now a unification match with WBA champion Scott Quigg is being discussed. There is a lot to be resolved.

4. Amir Khan - Light-welterweight

Bolton (30-3, 19KOs)

Khan dazzled in beating Devon Alexander in December. His eye-catching victory could lead to a dream fight against Floyd Mayweather or Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

5. George Groves - Super-middleweight

London (20-2, 15KOs)

Groves bounced back from two straight defeats by Carl Froch by comfortably outpointing Christopher Rebrasse to land the European title and remains on course for a world title tilt in 2015.

6. 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 in 2015. Hopefully politics will not nix it.

7. Jamie McDonnell - Bantamweight

Doncaster (25-2-1, 12KOs)

McDonnell beat Argentina's Javier Nicolas Chacon in strange fashion in November to set up a unification match with WBO title-holder Tomoki Kameda in 2015. Will have to improve to prevail.

8. James DeGale - Super-middleweight

London (20-1, 14KOs)

DeGale saw off Marco Antonio Periban in fine style in November and will now go in search of a world title. Fans would like to see him fight old foe George Groves - but they might have to wait a while.

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. Paul Butler - Super-flyweight

Ellesmere Port (17-0, 8KOs)

Butler could become the first British fighter since Bob Fitzsimmons in 1911 to win a world title in a lighter weight division when he fights Zolani Tete for the IBF super-flyweight title in March.