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Old 09-11-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Please see below new BBC P4P British rankings.....

1. Joe Calzaghe
2. Ricky Hatton
3. David Haye
4. Carl Froch
5. Nicky Cook
6. Junior Witter
7. Clinton Woods
8. Enzo Maccarinelli
9. Kevin Mitchell

last but not least.....

10. John Murray - With Amir Khan so cruelly exposed by Breidis Prescott, could the British champion, and not the much-hyped Bolton fighter, be the man to make a splash on the world stage?

It seems a bit strong to put Cook at 5 above Witter and Woods on the basis of winning a world title, and also to drop Arthur out of the top 10.

Your thoughts........
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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What's Enzo doing in there?! Also, I agree that Witter and Woods should be above Cook. These guys won and defended genuine world titles while Cook won a WBo title from a guy who should not have had it in the first place.

For me the top three are close (Haye, Calzaghe and Hatton) and 4-6 are close (Froch, Witter, Woods).
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Not terrible. Swap Witter and Cook and it isn't too dissimilar to mine.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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I think Witter is a bit low, probably based upon his surrender of the WBC title (that is the only word I can think of) though he destroyed Vivian Harris in his previous fight

I have no idea what the plans are for Clinton Woods, I would like to see him return, it would be a shame for such a good honest fighter to retire on the back of a shocking performance having looked great in the previous 3/4 fights

I think Mitchell and Murray are good editions, though Colin Lynes is probably a better bet than either, having been only a dodgy SD away from a potential world title shot. Ryan Rhodes can't be far off, and nor can Jamie Moore
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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whats up with jon thaxtons accesent?
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:41 PM   #6
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No one else think that Mitchell isn't quite there yet?
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
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calzaghe deserves to be on top but hatton and haye are interchangeable
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:48 PM   #8
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I think 9 is fair for Mitchell, I'm not sure he can take that step up in class to true world level.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:51 PM   #9
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calzaghe deserves to be on top but hatton and haye are interchangeable
Thats how I look at it. JC is number one and I favour Hatton over Haye for number two but I can see that its debatable.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:39 PM   #10
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They look fairly OK to me. Nicky cook should be below Witter, and Woods though imo. Fighting out a place with Enzo mac perhaps.

Personally I see 1, 2, and 3 as fine. Joe at the moment has done enough to be top.

I can't see what Haye has done that Hatton has not - and Hatton has done a bit extra. Therefore for the moment I think it should be Hatton 2, and Haye 3.


All in all not the worst of lists though, imo.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:57 AM   #11
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Jeez Hatton above Haye?
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:07 AM   #12
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BBC rankings are often a joke. They had Howard Eastman ranked above Joe Calzaghe for years lol.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:12 AM   #13
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personally i think they should be,

1) Calzaghe
2) Haye
3) Hatton
4) Froch
5) Witter
6) Cook
7) Macceranelli
Arthur
9) Munroe
10) Mitchell
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:37 AM   #14
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Jeez Hatton above Haye?
Is that REALLY a massive problem? At present they have both proved themselves to be the best in poor divisions, Hattons just been there longer.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:44 AM   #15
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Is that REALLY a massive problem? At present they have both proved themselves to be the best in poor divisions, Hattons just been there longer.

Nah just a small problem really. Hatton should be below Haye though, just until Haye gets KTFO in November.
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