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 has plenty of options in a talent-rich division but British fans will want him to fight Amir Khan.

3. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight

Belfast (19-0, 13KOs)

Frampton beat Kiko Martinez in Belfast in September to secure the IBF title. Might have to defend against mandatory challenger Chris Avalos before a unification match with Scott Quigg.

4. Amir Khan - Light-welterweight

Bolton (29-3, 19KOs)

After several false-starts, Khan will finally fight Devon Alexander in December. Victory could lead to a dream fight against Floyd Mayweather next May. Losing could spell the end of a career.

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)

If Quigg successfully defends his version of the WBA title in November the clamour for him to fight IBF title-holder Carl Frampton in 2015 will increase. Hopefully politics will not nix it.

7. Jamie McDonnell - Bantamweight

Doncaster (24-2-1, 11KOs)

McDonnell defends his version of the WBA title in November against Colombia's Walberto Ramos. A unification match with WBO title-holder Tomoki Kameda is set to follow in 2015.

8. Martin Murray - Middleweight

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

Having beaten Mexico's Domenico Spada in Monaco, Murray now faces devastating knockout artist Gennady Golovkin next February. Murray has plenty of grit but will be a massive underdog.

9. Paul Butler - Super-flyweight

Ellesmere Port (16-0, 8KOs)

Butler beat Stuey Hall to claim the IBF bantamweight title in June but plans to become the first British fighter since Bob Fitzsimmons in 1911 to win a world title in a lighter weight division.

10. James DeGale - Super-middleweight

London (19-1, 13KOs)

DeGale impressed in blasting out previously unbeaten American Brandon Gonzales in May but must fight Marco Antonio Periban in November before getting a world title shot - although not against Froch.