Britain is presently blessed with a dozen world champions but no one’s stats stand up against those of Duracell propelled ‘Turbo Terry’ Flanagan.
The super skilled Manc southpaw has rinsed all 32 of his paid opponents thus far and on April 8th at Manchester Arena, he puts both his rep and WBO Lightweight belt up for tender against Russian dangerman Petr Petrov. BT and BoxNation both screen live.
Glynn Evans discovered that Frank Warren fighters featured prominently when he scrutinised the credentials of the king and the chasing pack of those still to be conquered.
Hughie Fury, Manchester, 20-0
Debut: March 2013
Qualities: Tall, smart, mobile sharp shooter with an excellent back-up team.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: One.
Title Belts Collected: WBO Inter-Continental.
Three Best Scalps: Andriy Rudenko (24-1), Dominick Guinn (35-10-1), Fred Kassi (18-4-1).
World Standing: Mandatory contender with the WBO.
Next Up: Challenges New Zealand’s WBO champion Joseph Parker at Auckland’s Vector Arena on May 6th.
Kal Yafai, Birmingham, 21-0
Debut: July 2012
Qualities: Strong, super fit and aggressive power hitter with a brutal body attack.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: Six
Title Belts Collected: Commonwealth, IBF Inter-Continental, British, WBA Inter-Continental and WBA Super-Flyweight belts
Three Best Scalps: Everth Briceno (35-9-2), Jason Cunningham (17-2), ex two weight WBA champion Luis Concepcion (35-4).
World Standing: Reigning WBA Super-Flyweight champion.
Liam Walsh, Cromer, 21-0
Debut: February 2008.
Qualities: Slick and highly skilled switch hitter with a huge set of balls. Patience!
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: 10
Title Belts Collected: Commonwealth, WBO International and British Super-Featherweight belts. WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: Ex WBO Featherweight champ Scott Harrison (27-2-2), Gary Sykes (27-3), Andrey Klimov (19-2)
World Standing: Mandatory IBF Super-Featherweight challenger. Also ranked 13 by the WBO up at lightweight.
Next Up: Challenges Baltimore’s IBF Super-Feather king Gervonta Davis at the Copperbox, London on May 20th.
Callum Smith, Liverpool, 22-0
Debut: November 2012
Qualities: Excellent long range skills and crippling power, especially to the body.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: Six.
Title Belts Collected: English, WBC International, WBC Silver, British and European Super-Middleweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: Christopher Rebrasse (23-3-3), Rocky Fielding (21-0), Luke Blackledge (22-2-2)
World Standing: Mandatory challenger with the WBC.
Next Up: Expected to contest the vacant WBC crown against Michigan’s Anthony Dirrell in Detroit this May (date and exact location still to be determined).
Kid Galahad, Sheffield, 22-0
Debut: September 2009
Qualities: Silky, nimble toed switcher with stinging combinations.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: Six
Title Belts Collected: WBC International, British, European, Commonwealth and IBF Youth Super-Bantamweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: Jason Booth (36-8), Jazza Dickens (16-0), Adeilson Dos Santos (14-0)
World Standing: Ranked 13th with the IBF.
Next Up: Hunting down any of the world featherweight champions.
Josh Warrington, Leeds, 24-0
Debut: October 2009.
Qualities: Super fit, high octane threshing machine.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: Eight
Title Belts Collected: English, Commonwealth, British, European and WBC International Featherweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: Martin Lindsay (21-2), Joel Brunker (28-1), Patrick Hyland (31-2)
World Standing: Ranked third by both the WBC and IBF.
Next Up: Defends his WBC International title against ex IBF Super-Bantam boss ‘Kiko’ Martinez at The First Direct Arena, Leeds on May 13th.
Billy Joe Saunders, Hatfield, 24-0
Debut: February 2009
Qualities: Talented southpaw skillster with a tremendous fighting heart and iron chin.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: Eleven
Title Belts Collected: Southern Area, Commonwealth, British, WBO International, European and WBO Middleweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: John Ryder (15-0), Chris Eubank Jr (18-0), Andy Lee (34-2-1)
World Standing: Reigning WBO Middleweight champion.
Next Up: TBA. Covets a superfight with WBA, WBC and IBF counterpart Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin for all the 160lb marbles.
Tyson Fury, Manchester, 25-0
Debut: December 2008
Qualities: Deceptively quick, awkward 6ft 9in giant with guts to burn.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: 11
Title Belts Collected: English, Irish, British, Commonwealth, European, WBO International/Inter-Continental Heavyweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: Dereck Chisora (14-0), two-time IBF Cruiserweight king Steve Cunningham (25-5), unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3)
World Standing: Former three belt world champion. Presently unrated due to inactivity.
Next Up: TBA.
Terry Flanagan, Manchester, 32-0
Debut: January 2009
Qualities: Tall, tough southpaw technician, fired by a Ferrari engine.
Scheduled 12 Round Championship Fights: Seven
Title Belts Collected: English (super-feather), Prizefighter, British, WBO European and WBO Lightweight belts.
Three Best Scalps: Jose Zepeda (23-0), Diego Magdaleno (28-1), Derry Mathews (38-9-2)
World Standing: Reigning WBO Lightweight champion
Next Up: Accommodates mandatory challenger Petr Petrov from Russia at the Manchester Arena on April 8th.
Terry Flanagan v Petr Petrov tops an unmissable evening of action at the Manchester Arena on April 8th.
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