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Tyson Fury Names His Top Five Heavyweight Boxers Of All-Time

Tyson Fury Names His Top Five Heavyweight Boxers Of All-Time

Tyson Fury has named his top five heavyweight boxers of all-time and he's opted for a few shock picks.

The self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' sat down to chat with iFL TV about who he thinks is the pinnacle of the heavyweight division.

Current WBC heavyweight champion Fury stated that his list is in no particular order and rattled off the five names.

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"So this a good one and this is probably a strange one, because there are a few names on here that wouldn't be on other lists.

"My all-time five not including myself and in no specific order is Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Joe Louis and I'd probably put Rocky Marciano in there as well."

Ali is regarded as the greatest ever and has become an icon outside of the ring as well as between the ropes while Holmes was known for his lethal left jab.

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Lewis is known as one of Britian's greatest ever fighters, with Louis and Marciano being known for long world heavyweight title reigns.

Muhammad Ali is regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen ever. (Image Credit: PA)
Muhammad Ali is regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen ever. (Image Credit: PA)


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Fury also named his top five current fighters in the chat and it comes as no surprise that he placed himself top of that list.

Interestingly, he opted to name longtime rival Deontay Wilder over Anthony Joshua, despite the highly-anticipated battle of the Brits reportedly set for next year.

Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte also make the top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

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While Fury refused to put himself into the GOAT debate, he has recently claimed that no heavweight 'in the last a thousand years' could stand up to him.

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Image Credit: PA

"There isn't a heavyweight from any era in the last a thousand years that could've tackled me or beat me," he explained to BT Sport.

"Never mind Mike Tyson from the 80s, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, Ken Norton, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Gene Tunney, Jem Mace, John L. Sullivan.

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"Going right back to the beginning, not one of them could've beaten the Gypsy King. I'm too big, I'm too good and I've got too many styles for them. I'm an adapter and they couldn't even beat me anyway.

"I'm the greatest fighter that has ever lived. Never mind heavyweight, greatest fighter that's ever lived. How about that for a bit of modesty?!"

Featured Image Credit: iFL TV & PA Images

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.