Heavyweight boxing has returned to being the biggest spectacle in the sport over the last few years, throwing out the shock results and memorable moments we’ve come to know and love from the division.
Sadly things came to a screeching halt as the world struggled with the effects of COVID-19, but now things are slowly starting to move forward again, we couldn’t be more excited for the fights in store over the next couple of years.
Ring Magazine has now released its updated heavyweight rankings, taking into account Dillian Whyte’s shock loss to Alexander Povetkin by brutal KO.
The victory saw the veteran Russian move up to third in the new rankings, with Whyte dropping to fourth after losing his WBC mandatory status.
The top of the leaderboard remains the same though, with WBC champion Tyson Fury leading the way.
Following him are Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, both of whom will be looking to face off with the Gypsy King in the next year.
Ring Magazine’s top 10 heavyweights are as follows:
C. Tyson Fury (WBC champion)
1. Anthony Joshua (WBA super, IBF and WBO champion)
2. Deontay Wilder
3. Alexander Povetkin
4. Dillian Whyte
5. Luis Ortiz
6. Andy Ruiz Jr
7. Joseph Parker
8. Michael Hunter
9. Oscar Rivas
10. Kubrat Pulev
Fury, is set to complete the trilogy and defend his WBC belt against Wilder in December with an undisputed showdown against Joshua still apparently in the works.
Povetkin and Whyte are set to face off in a rematch, hopefully before the year is out.
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