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Old 01-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default BBC pound-for-pound British rankings.

No Fury??

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. Let the debate begin.


1. Carl Froch - Super-middleweight


Nottingham (30-2, 22KOs)
Froch was once again in devastating form in beating Yusaf Mack and will now go after rematches with, Lucian Bute, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward. A bona fide British great.


2. David Haye - Heavyweight


London (26-2, 24 KOs)
Haye returned to action in spectacular fashion, brutally knocking out Dereck Chisora after five thrilling rounds. Haye will now try to tempt WBC title-holder Vitali Klitschko into a fight.


3. Ricky Burns - Lightweight


Coatbridge (35-2, 10KOs)
Burns outboxed and overpowered domestic rival Kevin Mitchell, leading some to compare him to Scottish greats Ken Buchanan and Jim Watt. Could fight American sensation Adrien Broner in 2013.


4. Kell Brook - Welterweight


Sheffield (29-0, 19KOs)
Brook gave a clinical display in beating Hector Saldivia in an IBF title eliminator and challenges American Devon Alexander for the world title in February. Has the tools to pull it off.
5. Nathan Cleverly - Light-heavyweight

Cefn Fforest (24-0, 11KOs)
Cleverly beat Shawn Hawk on his US debut and faces a mandatory defence against Robin Krasniqi on 16 March. The Welshman needs big fights to get his career back on track.


6. Amir Khan - Light-welterweight


Bolton (27-3 19KOs)
Khan's career was in tatters after his defeat to Danny Garcia but he is now after revenge after his comfortable defeat of Carlos Molina in Los Angeles in December.


7. Matthew Macklin - Middleweight


Birmingham (29-4, 20KOs)
Macklin bounced back from his gallant defeat by Sergio Martinez with a quick-fire win over Joachim Alcine in Las Vegas, a victory that put him right back into the world title mix.


8. Tony Bellew - Light-heavyweight


Liverpool (19-1, 12KOs)
Bellew gave another mature performance in outpointing Roberto Bolonti, overcoming a bad cut over his eye, and is now going after WBC champion Chad Dawson.


9. Carl Frampton - Super-bantamweight


Belfast (15-0, 10KOs)
Frampton continued his rise through the super-bantamweight ranks with a classy win over two-time world champion Steve Molitor. Now knocking on the door of a world title shot.


10. David Price - Heavyweight


Liverpool (15-0, 13KOs)
Price needed only two rounds to dispose of a game Matt Skelton and now faces American Tony Thompson across the Atlantic next spring. A victory would put him into the world title mix.


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Old 01-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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why do they keep saying that was Cleverlys US debut? it wasn't

really weird that they have Brook at number 4 yet no Fury
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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They're fairly good for the BBC, other than having Price ahead of Fury!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Price but no Fury
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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Frampton, Price and Macklin shouldn't be in there.

Carl and David because they haven't done enough yet despite their talent and potential and Macklin because he isn't exactly British is he? He's calls himself an Irishman and that's who he represents. Put him in their top 10 instead.

Khan should be further down, no. 8 or no. 9 because he's fell a long way in the past year. Cleverly too, put him in there but not so high because he hasn't fought anybody good (for a while at least).

Fury should probably be in there and so should Gavin Rees. Maybe Barker or Murray too.

Froch is definitely no 1 though.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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Quigg should be in there before Frampton
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #7
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Brook higher than Khan?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:57 AM   #8
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Brook higher than Khan?
Allegedly
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Here's my top 10 (as of January 2013) for anyone who's interested. It's based on current form from the past year.

1. Carl Froch - 3 time world champion. Absolutely fantastic fighter with the heart of a lion and nevers back down from a challenge no matter how difficult. A shining example to all fighters of what a world champion fighter should be like.

2. Kell Brook - an excellent fighter who'll surely win the world title. Has his big chance against Alexander next month which he's definitely capable of winning.

3. David Haye - another excellent fighter who's shown us how great he can be on numerous occasions. He should be more active though.

4. Ricky Burns - world champion who's doing well but it's time for bigger fights. It's a shame to see such great opportunities pass him by when he has such ability and talent.

5. Gavin Rees - great fighter who's sorely underrated. Has proven he's above domestic and European level. Could become world champ again very soon.

6. Darren Barker - a fantastic contender who's amongst the best middleweights in the world on his day. Just problems with injuries holding him back.

7. Tyson Fury - made MASSIVE improvements and now has a very genuine shout of being next heavyweight king. Only 24 so he'll only keep improving as time goes on.

8. Tony Bellew - very good fighter who's putting together some very good performances. He's climbing the rankings and only has to win one more fight to get an official title shot.

9. Amir Khan - Great fighter but he's had a horrible period for his career. Back to back losses in high-stakes fights have wiped out his stock completely. Could be champion again if he makes the necessary changes.

10. Nathan Cleverly - Has a world title belt but certainly isn't viewed by fans as a world champion. Needs to stop wasting his time fighting bums and instead fight genuine contenders. We all know he has the ability.


Post your top 10 so we can discuss.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
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No offence Paulie, and I know it's all subjective but that list is shocking


No Afolabi in the BBC list is horrendous.
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No offence Paulie, and I know it's all subjective but that list is shocking


No Afolabi in the BBC list is horrendous.
what's your top 10 then?
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Cleverly at 5?

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #13
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Default Re: BBC pound-for-pound British rankings.

Froch
Haye
Burns
Afolabi
Khan
Cleverly
Brook
Rees
Quigg
Bellew

Is a rough list, not really given much thought though.
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The BBC don't like our people simple as. Price is a good fighter but Fury's record is better at present.
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Cleverly isn't even in my top 10.
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