By Mike Parrott
The top 10 heavyweight boxers in the world have been ranked by Ring Magazine with Tyson Fury coming on top of the rankings.
With the supposed agreement of Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury happening in 2021, and the third contest between Fury and Deontay Wilder, the heavyweight division has once again become the popular class in boxing.
Ring magazine have also named their other top 10 boxers in the division and with one of the biggest fights in the history of the heavyweight division not too far away, they have named Tyson Fury as their number one in the division.
:crown: Tyson Fury being presented with his second Ring Magazine belt today. He is only the third man in history to win their heavyweight title more than once...- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 25, 2020
[:projector:️ @Tyson_Fury] pic.twitter.com/5kx1ucx7hi
Here is the top 10 according to Ring Magazine:
10. Kubrat Pulev
9. Oscar Rivas
8. Michael Hunter
7. Joseph Parker
6. Alexander Povetkin
5. Luis Ortiz
4. Deontay Wilder
3. Dillian Whyte
2. Anthony Joshua
1. Tyson Fury
The Gypsy King ends up top of the list, the only man unbeaten on this list after the controversial draw, then dominating win over Deontay Wilder in their fights in 2018 and 2020.
Anthony Joshua comes second place after regaining the WBA, IBF, IBO, and WBO titles after his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019. Joshua currently sits on a record of 23 wins and one loss, also with a staggering 87.5% KO percentage.
Tyson Fury puts Deontay Wilder ahead of Anthony Joshua :eyes: pic.twitter.com/ZGrD6nzOJ7- ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 13, 2020
The most surprising placement is arguably Wilder coming fourth behind Whyte. The Bronze Bomber arguably has the second best record with a 42-1-1 record with the draw and loss only coming at the hands of Fury.
The former WBC champions held the belt for five years.
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