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, probably in early 2016.

2. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight

Belfast (21-0, 14KOs)

Frampton was floored twice in the first round by Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, suddenly making a match with domestic rival Scott Quigg far more intriguing. That fight will finally happen in February.

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 (22-1, 14KOs)

DeGale outpointed Canada's Lucian Bute in the first defence of his IBF title. The Londoner now wants a unification fight against Sweden's WBC champion Badou Jack, who beat George Groves last time out.

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 Spaniard took the distance twice. Quigg-Frampton will finally happen next February.

6. Tyson Fury - Heavyweight

Manchester (25-0, 18KOs)

Fury shocked the boxing world by bringing Wladimir Klitschko's nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion to an end in Dusseldorf. Fury and Klitschko look set to do it all again next summer.

7. Lee Selby - Featherweight

Barry (21-1, 8KOs)

Selby claimed the IBF title with a classy defeat of the previously unbeaten Evgeny Gradvoch, before a scrappy defence against Fernando Montiel. Is on a collision course with Leeds' Josh Warrington.

8. 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.

9. Billy Joe Saunders - Middleweight

Hatfield (23-0, 12 KOs)

Saunders was impressive in dethroning Ireland's WBO champion Andy Lee and a rematch with Chris Eubank Jr would make sense. However, the two rivals are likely to choose other routes.

10. Terry Flanagan - Lightweight

Manchester (29-0, 12KOs)

Flanagan will make the second defence of his WBO title against Derry Mathews in February. A unification match against WBA champion and fellow Mancunian Anthony Crolla is a mouth-watering prospect.