1 Tyson Fury

Fortunate to still be on top following what was essentially a gap year, Fury continues to be a heavyweight as infuriating as he is gifted. At 33-0-1, his quality is there for all to see, yet the demand for him to show it more often has never been greater.

2 Anthony Joshua

After beating Jermaine Franklin in April to exorcise some of the demons of those two lessons in the company of Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua must once again take a step towards danger next time out. At his best, there is no questioning his ability.

3 Dillian Whyte

Stuck in a sort of limbo at present, unsure of his value as a heavyweight, Whyte lingers in the league just beneath the elite. Wins over Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora showed what he once was capable of, but these were later counteracted by losses against Alexander Povetkin and Tyson Fury.

4 Joe Joyce

Just when everything appeared to be trending in the right direction for Joyce, he managed to slip up and lose against Zhilei Zhang in April. That set him back a touch, yet his threat remains, as previously shown in wins over Daniel Dubois and Joseph Parker.

5 Daniel Dubois

Very much still learning on the job, Dubois has won 19 of 20 pro fights and lost only to Joe Joyce. Recent wins against Trevor Bryan and Kevin Lerena did little for either his education or his reputation, however.

Daniel Dubois knocks out Trevor Bryan (David Martin-Warr/DKP)

6 Dereck Chisora

Still going at the age of 39, Chisora has lost four of his last five fights and appears very much in opponent mode these days, albeit at a decent level. Only a recent split-decision win over Kubrat Pulev, a man of similar vintage, suggests he has anything more than bravery left.

7 Fabio Wardley

Wardley is the current British heavyweight champion and a man undefeated in 16 pro fights (with 15 wins coming inside schedule). He has third-round stoppages of fellow Brits Nathan Gorman and Simon Vallily on his record and hopes to fight Frazer Clarke soon.

8 Frazer Clarke

Clarke, a bronze medallist at the 2020 Olympics, has had it all his own way so far as a pro, winning all seven fights with relative ease. His best win came against Mariusz Wach last time out but greater challenges are to come.

9 David Adeleye

Unbeaten in 12 pro fights, with 11 of those wins secured inside schedule, Adeleye is a big-punching heavyweight with room to improve. Just 26, his best wins to date are stoppages of Emir Ahmatovic and Dmytro Bezus.

10 Soloman Dacres

Merely six fights into his pro career, Dacres has already won an English heavyweight title. That belt he picked up when stopping Robert Ismay, also unbeaten, inside two rounds in March.