Easily one of the deepest divisions in terms of talent. Krzysztof Glowacki stunned Marco Huck last year to shake things up and Denis Lebedev recently unified two of the world titles in destructive fashion.
Glowacki will make the next defence of his title against Oleksandr Usyk, the bombastic Ukrainian who some feel is the uncrowned king of the division.
Tony Bellew’s dramatic win over Ilunga Makabu to lift the WBC title is one of the feel-good stories of the year and the outspoken Liverpudlian is hellbent on toppling those ranked above him.
Mairis Briedis, Bellew’s mandatory challenger, is an exciting contender who has cut a swathe through other prospects and challengers.
However, a lack of star names means this weight class doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.
Division leader: Krzysztof Glowacki