British boxing rankings

British boxing rankings - Pound for pound top 10

Published On Sunday, November 5, 2017By British Boxing News

BBN presents our first British boxing rankings pound for pound list

 

1. Anthony Joshua
Hard to split the top two - Joshua has the better career-best victory, rising from the canvas to halt Wladimir Klitschko, but our number two's body of work is arguably superior. AJ just edges it based on being a unified (heavyweight) champion and not having suffered defeat.

2. Carl Frampton

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3. James DeGale
Won his IBF super-middleweight belt on away turf against the tricky Andre Dirrell, then followed up with a wins over Lucian Bute and Porky Medina, then a draw with Badou Jack that looks better as time goes on.

4. Lee Selby
Captured the IBF feather crown by decisioning Evgeny Gradovych and has since made three successful defences against a variety of styles.

5. Billy Joe Saunders
His tight 2014 verdict over Chris Eubank Jr looks outstanding now while his WBO middleweight title-winning effort against Andy Lee was impressive, but career has stalled in recent times. Tough test in Canada against native David Lemieux next.

6. Tony Bellew
Took the vacant WBC cruiser strap by getting off the deck to pulverise Ilunga Makabu on an emotional night at Goodison Park. After just one defence, Bellew moved up to stop a David Haye hampered from the sixth round by injury. They rematch in December.

7. Jamie McDonnell
A brace of bantam triumphs against touted Tomoki Kameda - both in the US - were followed by wins over Fernando Vargas and (contentiously) Liborio Solis. The latter got another shot last weekend but it ended in an anti-climactic technical draw. Earlier decision versus talented Julio Ceja also notable.

8. Ryan Burnett
A young Belfastman rising rapidly, Burnett widely outscored Lee Haskins to take the latter's IBF bantam belt, then unified recently with a closer decision over WBA Super ruler Zhanat Zhakiyanov.

9. Amir Khan
Inactive for over a year and coming off a defeat, albeit to the excellent Saul Alvarez up at middleweight, the Bolton man's historical form at super-lightweight and welter see him just about hold down a top 10 place.

10. Terry Flanagan
Career has stalled but the explosive stoppage of talented Diego Magdaleno and wins over Orlando Cruz and Petr Petrov earn a slot for the former undefeated WBO lightweight king who has moved up to 140lbs.

British boxing rankings pound for pound top 10.