Pros: He is a former European super-middleweight champion and excellent prospect who has been on the verge of a world title shot for the last 18 months. Cons: In the time spent waiting for his title shot, he has fought nobody on his level and has now given up the shot to enter the WBSS tournament anyway.

Monday, July 17, 2017

As we approach the end of another thrilling boxing season, the UK currently has eight legitimate boxing world champions (plus two WBA ‘regular’ champions and one IBO champion) and this raises the question; who is the best of them all?

Pound-for-pound rankings are usually a totally subjective load of rubbish if you take them too seriously, so I’m going to spell out exactly what my criteria (which I have based on the Ring Magazine’s criteria) is for this list right now:

1. Results – The official results always stand and ultimately trump the other factors.

2. Performances – The manner in which a fighter wins or loses.

3. Résumé – The opponents beaten/titles won.

4. Activity – How often a fighter is fighting against top level opposition.

If you disagree with any part of my list, remember it’s just one opinion and that there’s no need to take this hypothetical debate ridiculously seriously.

Or, if that’s not enough for you, feel free to send me abuse on Twitter, whatever floats your boat!

Disclaimer: Tyson Fury is currently not on this list due to his extended period of inactivity and the uncertainty surrounding his future.

Click the right arrow on the image above to see the top 20 pound-for-pound boxers in the UK today.

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