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Anthony Joshua's Defeat To Oleksandr Usyk Sees Major Changes To Heavyweight And Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Nasir Jabbar

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Anthony Joshua's Defeat To Oleksandr Usyk Sees Major Changes To Heavyweight And Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Ring Magazine have updated their heavyweight and pound-for-pound rankings following Anthony Joshua's crushing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

The Ukrainian put on a masterful display to earn a unanimous decision, becoming a two-weight world champion following his heroics at cruiserweight.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 34-year-old not only collected the WBA (super), IBF and WBO belts, but also a desirable spot in the heavyweight and pound-for-pound rankings.

He is now the No.1 ranked heavyweight behind the Ring Magazine champion Tyson Fury, with Joshua dropping to No.2 ahead of third-placed Deontay Wilder and fourth-placed Dillian Whyte.

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Image: PA

Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz Jr, Luis Ortiz, Michael Hunter, Oscar Rivas and Joe Joyce make up the top ten.

Ring Magazine's heavyweight rankings:

C. Tyson Fury

1. Oleksandr Usyk

2. Anthony Joshua

3. Deontay Wilder

4. Dillian Whyte

5. Joseph Parker

6. Andy Ruiz Jr

7. Luis Ortiz

8. Michael Hunter

9. Oscar Rivas

10. Joe Joyce

Image: Ring Magazine
Image: Ring Magazine

Usyk also shoots up the Ring Magazine's pound-for-pound rankings, only behind Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez.

He's the only heavyweight in the top ten, but is joined by fellow countryman Vasyl Lomachenko who is ranked No.9.

Ring Magazine's pound-for-pound rankings:

1. Canelo Alvarez

2. Oleksandr Usyk

3. Naoya Inoue

4. Terence Crawford

5. Josh Taylor

6. Errol Spence

7. Teofimo Lopez

8. Juan Estrada

9. Vasyl Lomachenko

10. Kazuto Ioka

Image: Ring Magazine
Image: Ring Magazine

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder, Canelo Alvarez

Nasir Jabbar
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