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POUND-FOR-POUND TOP 10

 

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.

 

 

1. David Haye

 

- Heavyweight

London (23-1, 21KOs)

Haye did what he had to do to claim the WBA heavyweight crown from Nikolay Valuev. John Ruiz is next, and provided he wins that one, the Brothers Klitschko will follow.

 

 

 

2. Carl Froch

 

- Super-middleweight

Nottingham (26-0, 20KOs)

Froch's debut in the Super Six tournament against Andre Dirrell left both himself and fans frustrated, but a win is a win. However, he will have to be improved if he is to beat Mikkel Kessler.

 

 

 

3. Ricky Hatton

 

- Light-welterweight

Manchester (45-2, 32KOs)

Hatton was knocked out in two rounds by pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, but rumour has it he could be back against Juan Manuel Marquez next summer.

 

 

 

4. Amir Khan

 

- Lightweight

Bolton (21-1, 15KOs)

Khan claimed the WBA light-welterweight title with a classy victory over Andreas Kotelnik to silence the doubters. His first defence will be against Dmitriy Salita on 5 December.

 

 

 

5. Kell Brook

 

- Welterweight

Sheffield (20-0, 13KOs)

Originally a product of the same Sheffield gym as Naseem Hamed, Brook has been tipped for world honours. Defends his title against Michael Jennings next.

 

 

6. John Murray

 

- Lightweight

Manchester (28-0, 16KOs)

Was stripped of his British title after coming in too heavy against Scott Lawton, but won it back with a fourth-round stoppage of Jon Thaxton in October. Will now be scenting bigger prizes.

 

 

7. Junior Witter

 

- Light-welterweight

Bradford (37-3-2, 22KOs)

Witter's hopes of fighting Amir Khan went up in smoke when he lost to Devon Alexander in trying to reclaim the WBC light-welterweight belt. Difficult to see what options he has left.

 

 

8. Kevin Mitchell

 

- Super-featherweight

Dagenham (28-0, 21KOs)

The British champion's world title hopes have been frustrated by injuries, to both himself and potential opponents, and his clash will Breidis Prescott in December is a potential banana skin.

 

 

9. Nathan Cleverly

 

- Light-heavyweight

Cefn Forest (18-0, 8KOs)

Cleverly, 22, already owns the British and Commonwealth titles and will challenge for the vacant European crown against Antonio Brancalion, in Italy, on 27 January.

 

 

10. Rendall Munroe

 

- Super-bantamweight

Leicester (20-1, 8KOs)

Munroe defended his European crown against Italy's Simone Maludrottu in November, and could now challenge Japan's WBC champion Toshiaki Nishioka.

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read on lf, which your probaly have as well mate that the do cover it on radio (i had forgot when i posted) so perhaps we're being a little harsh..

 

As for the Rican thing, yeah it was a joke after Vegas i said i would convert to being Team Mayweather if my man Cotto got beat... Still 100% behind him, he just met an absolute freak of nature that night. Not nice seeing him getting beat up like that but hey thats boxing for you...

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Re: BBC UK P4P List

 

POUND-FOR-POUND TOP 10

 

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.

 

 

1. David Haye

 

- Heavyweight

London (23-1, 21KOs)

Haye did what he had to do to claim the WBA heavyweight crown from Nikolay Valuev. John Ruiz is next, and provided he wins that one, the Brothers Klitschko will follow.

 

 

 

2. Carl Froch

 

- Super-middleweight

Nottingham (26-0, 20KOs)

Froch's debut in the Super Six tournament against Andre Dirrell left both himself and fans frustrated, but a win is a win. However, he will have to be improved if he is to beat Mikkel Kessler.

 

 

 

3. Ricky Hatton

 

- Light-welterweight

Manchester (45-2, 32KOs)

Hatton was knocked out in two rounds by pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, but rumour has it he could be back against Juan Manuel Marquez next summer.

 

 

 

4. Amir Khan

 

- Lightweight

Bolton (21-1, 15KOs)

Khan claimed the WBA light-welterweight title with a classy victory over Andreas Kotelnik to silence the doubters. His first defence will be against Dmitriy Salita on 5 December.

 

 

 

5. Kell Brook

 

- Welterweight

Sheffield (20-0, 13KOs)

Originally a product of the same Sheffield gym as Naseem Hamed, Brook has been tipped for world honours. Defends his title against Michael Jennings next.

 

 

6. John Murray

 

- Lightweight

Manchester (28-0, 16KOs)

Was stripped of his British title after coming in too heavy against Scott Lawton, but won it back with a fourth-round stoppage of Jon Thaxton in October. Will now be scenting bigger prizes.

 

 

7. Junior Witter

 

- Light-welterweight

Bradford (37-3-2, 22KOs)

Witter's hopes of fighting Amir Khan went up in smoke when he lost to Devon Alexander in trying to reclaim the WBC light-welterweight belt. Difficult to see what options he has left.

 

 

8. Kevin Mitchell

 

- Super-featherweight

Dagenham (28-0, 21KOs)

The British champion's world title hopes have been frustrated by injuries, to both himself and potential opponents, and his clash will Breidis Prescott in December is a potential banana skin.

 

 

9. Nathan Cleverly

 

- Light-heavyweight

Cefn Forest (18-0, 8KOs)

Cleverly, 22, already owns the British and Commonwealth titles and will challenge for the vacant European crown against Antonio Brancalion, in Italy, on 27 January.

 

 

10. Rendall Munroe

 

- Super-bantamweight

Leicester (20-1, 8KOs)

Munroe defended his European crown against Italy's Simone Maludrottu in November, and could now challenge Japan's WBC champion Toshiaki Nishioka.

 

 

 

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1. David Haye

 

- Heavyweight

London (23-1, 21KOs)

Haye did what he had to do to claim the WBA heavyweight crown from Nikolay Valuev. John Ruiz is next, and provided he wins that one, the Brothers Klitschko will follow.

 

British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch

 

2. Carl Froch

 

- Super-middleweight

Nottingham (26-0, 20KOs)

Froch's debut in the Super Six tournament against Andre Dirrell left both himself and fans frustrated, but a win is a win. However, he will have to be improved if he is to beat Mikkel Kessler.

 

WBA welterweight champion Ricky Hatton

 

3. Ricky Hatton

 

- Light-welterweight

Manchester (45-2, 32KOs)

Hatton was knocked out in two rounds by pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, but rumour has it he could be back against Juan Manuel Marquez next summer.

 

Amir Khan

 

4. Amir Khan

 

- Light-welterweight

Bolton (22-1, 16KOs)

Khan demolished Dmitriy Salita in 76 seconds in the first defence of his WBA belt and now has his eyes set on the United States. First up, preparing Manny Pacquiao for Floyd Mayweather.

 

Kell Brook

 

5. Kell Brook

 

- Welterweight

Sheffield (20-0, 13KOs)

Originally a product of the same Sheffield gym as Naseem Hamed, Brook has been tipped for world honours. Defends his title against Michael Jennings next.

 

Kevin Mitchell

 

6. Kevin Mitchell

 

- Lightweight

Dagenham (30-0, 22KOs)

Mitchell gave a classy display in beating Amir Khan's conqueror Breidis Prescott and his next fight could be for the WBO belt. On the most recent evidence, he's ready.

 

British lightweight champion John Murray

 

7. John Murray

 

- Lightweight

Manchester (28-0, 16KOs)

Was stripped of his British title after coming in too heavy against Scott Lawton, but won it back with a fourth-round stoppage of Jon Thaxton in October. Will now be scenting bigger prizes.

 

British, European and Commonwealth light welterweight champion Junior Witter

 

8. Junior Witter

 

- Light-welterweight

Bradford (37-3-2, 22KOs)

Witter's hopes of fighting Amir Khan went up in smoke when he lost to Devon Alexander in trying to reclaim the WBC light-welterweight belt. Difficult to see what options he has left.

 

Nathan Cleverly

 

9. Nathan Cleverly

 

- Light-heavyweight

Cefn Forest (18-0, 8KOs)

Cleverly, 22, already owns the British and Commonwealth titles and will challenge for the vacant European crown against Antonio Brancalion, in Italy, on 27 January.

 

Rendall Munroe

 

10. Rendall Munroe

 

- Super-bantamweight

Leicester (20-1, 8KOs)

Munroe defended his European crown against Italy's Simone Maludrottu in November, and could now challenge Japan's WBC champion Toshiaki Nishioka

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What right do the BBC have to even rate boxers when they have absolutely no interest in showing boxing on a channel that you & I pay for,

I find that totally hypocritical BBC either put up or shut the F*** up

 

good post mate. the bbc are a disgrace. these rankings are completely wrong

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