British Rankings



WBU light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton
1. Ricky Hatton - Light welterweight
Manchester (40-0, 30KOs)
The best of British at the moment. The IBF champion shrugged off two nasty cuts to knockout WBA holder Carlos Maussa. Now he says he is going after the biggest name around - Floyd Mayweather.


WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe
2. Joe Calzaghe - Super middleweight
Newbridge (40-0, 30KOs)
The WBO champion shrugged off injury to dominate a points decision Kenya's Evans Ashira - his 17th successful defence, but we are still waiting for those long-promised career-defining fights.


WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison
3. Scott Harrison - Featherweight
Glasgow (25-2-2, 14KOs)
Harrison put behind him the disappointment of a poor draw with Victor Polo with a good win over Michael Brodie and a solid display against Australian Nedal Hussein.


IBF light heavyweight champion Clinton Woods
4. Clinton Woods - Light heavyweight
Sheffield (38-3-1, 23KOs)
Woods looked convincing in his first world title defence and is now chasing former undisputed champion Antonio Tarver.



British, European and Commonwealth light welterweight champion Junior Witter
5. Junior Witter - Light welterweight
Bradford (33-1-2, 19KOs)
Witter was poor in beating Colin Lynes. Nevertheless, he is just one fight away from challenging WBC champion Floyd Mayweather.


WBO cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson
6. Johnny Nelson - Cruiserweight
Sheffield (45-12-2, 29KOs)
WBO champion Nelson continues to divide opinion but looks set for one last hurrah against Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli in March.



British, European and Commonwealth featherweight champion Nicky Cook
7. Nicky Cook - Featherweight
Dagenham (25-0, 15KOs)
Cook added the British title to his European and Commonwealth straps with a win over Dazzo Williams and is now after Scott Harrison.



British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch
8. Carl Froch - Super middleweight
Nottingham (17-0, 13KOs)
The British and Commonwealth champion is quietly going about his business and - with Oscar de la Hoya's backing - may be set to storm America.



British welterweight champion Michael Jennings
9. Michael Jennings - Welterweight
Chorley (28-0, 13KOs)
Jennings survived a stormy clash with Bradley Pryce in his first British title defence and may fancy an easier outing next time out.



10. David Haye - Cruiserweight
London (15-1, 15KOs)
Haye won the European crown in only his 16th fight with a one-round demolition of Alexander Gurov and is targeting a world-title shot in 2006.