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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Tyson Fury The Best Heavyweight In World Boxing

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Tyson Fury The Best Heavyweight In World Boxing

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has named Tyson Fury as the best heavyweight in world boxing.

The 27-0 Dagestan-destroyer is set to return to the famed Octagon in September when he faces Dustin Poirier and ahead of his UFC title fight, he's paid tribute to the lineal heavyweight champion.

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"I think best is Tyson Fury," Nurmagomedov said. "In my opinion, like boxing, he's the best right now, my opinion. Because you see his fight versus Wilder. Without the knockdown he beat him.

"Right now, is not bad in heavyweight boxing. (Andy) Ruiz, (Anthony) Joshua, (Deontay) Wilder, if (Wladimir) Klitischko come back, it's very good heavyweight right now, heavyweight time."

Image: The Ring Magazine
Image: The Ring Magazine

The Ring Magazine recently ranked Fury as the No.1 heavyweight in world boxing and Nurmagomedov echoes the sentiment.

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"But my opinion, Fury is the best maybe I'm wrong sorry about other guys like all of them respect all of them, but this is very good time for boxing heavyweight division," he added.

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While Nurmagomedov enjoys the sweet science, he likes the UFC for the promotion's ability to make the big fights.

"If you talk about MMA, they make perfect, toughest matchup, guys, they fight each other.

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"It if was like in boxing, a lot of stars, they don't fight each other. But if it was UFC, if you are tough, and other guy tough, people want to see this, after like 5-6 months, UFC make this.

"In boxing if you want to watch Wilder vs. Joshua, or something like this fight, you have to wait years and years.

"It's why I love UFC because, I like, they make this. If this was boxing, how many years were we waiting (for) Pacquiao and Mayweather? How many years Wilder and Tyson Fury hit 100-0 and 100-0 and people beg 'please make this fight.'"

Fury returns to the ring tonight following his controversial bout against Wilder as he faces Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, UFC News, Anthony Joshua, Fight News, UFC, Wilder, MMA

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.