Panel: Who is the best featherweight in the men’s sport?


Josh Warrington has vacated his championship, but who is the best featherweight in the world right now?

Paul SmithWorld title challengerJosh Warrington I think has proven that he’s the best, with the Carl Frampton fight as well, at the moment I don’t think any of the others are better. Gary Russell’s a talented fighter, he might beat Warrington but Warrington is probably the best fighter at the moment on achievement.

Lisa WhitesideCommonwealth Games gold medalistI would say Gary Russell Jnr, the American southpaw. His only defeat was to Vasiliy Lomachenko and is established at that weight. A future prospect though is Jazza Dickens for sure.

Andy ClarkeTelevision commentatorJosh Warrington. Ranking fighters according to my own system is about in-ring achievement, with a major factor in assessing that achievement being how recent it was and Warrington’s wins over Selby, Frampton and Galahad give him the best recent resume of any current featherweight.

Paul ReadyBoxing managerTechnically I think Gary Russell or Kid Galahad are the best. Josh Warrington has a strong CV but Russell I feel is the man you have to beat to claim the number one spot at featherweight.

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