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. Kell Brook - Welterweight

Sheffield (35-0, 24KOs)

British fans would like Brook to fight compatriot Amir Khan. However, Khan doesn't seem interested and Brook will next defend his IBF title against Argentina's Diego Chaves in October.

2. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight

Belfast (21-0, 14KOs)

Despite being floored twice in the first round by Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, Frampton still believes he is the boss when it comes to negotiating a fight with Scott Quigg. Who knows when it might happen.

3. Amir Khan - Light-welterweight

Bolton (31-3, 19KOs)

Khan was given plenty of problems by Chris Algieri but was never in real trouble. Wants to fight Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao in 2016, rather than British rival Kell Brook. And it could happen.

4. James DeGale - Super-middleweight

London (21-1, 14KOs)

DeGale outpointed Andre Dirrell to claim the vacant IBF title in May and travels to Canada in November to defend his title against exworld champion Lucian Bute, a former Carl Froch victim.

5. Scott Quigg - Super-bantamweight

Bury (31-0-2, 23KOs)

Quigg took Kiko Martinez out in two rounds, providing a form guide against Carl Frampton, whom the tough Spaniard took the distance twice. A domestic match-up makes sense but seems a long way off.

6. Jamie McDonnell - Bantamweight

Doncaster (27-2-1, 12KOs)

McDonnell beat Tomoki Kameda to reclaim a portion of the WBA title before beating him again in September. The tough Yorkshireman is now talking about moving up to challenge Scott Quigg.

7. Lee Selby - Featherweight

Barry (21-1, 8KOs)

Selby became Wales' third featherweight world champion with a classy defeat of the previously unbeaten Evgeny Gradvoch. His first defence will be against Mexican veteran Fernando Montiel in Arizona.

8. Martin Murray - Super-middleweight

St Helens (32-2-1, 15KOs)

Murray was incredibly game in losing to Gennady Golovkin and his fourth attempt to land a world title will be against WBO super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in Germany in November.

9. Terry Flanagan - Lightweight

Manchester (29-0, 12KOs)

Flanagan made short work of tough American Diego Magdaleno in the first defence of his WBO world title and domestic rivals Kevin Mitchell and Anthony Crolla are now on his hit list.

10. Lee Haskins - Bantamweight

Bristol (32-3, 14KOs)

Haskins came through a classic ding-dong against Ryosuke Iwasa to set up a clash with IBF title-holder Randy Caballero in Las Vegas in November. It will be a big ask against the unbeaten American.