The Top Five Current Heavyweights In World Boxing Have Been Ranked
Deontay Wilder has beaten Brit superstars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to the top spot of the heavyweight power rankings.
The 34-year-old WBC champ successfully defended his title for the tenth time against Cuban star Luis Ortiz last month.
And Wilder, who has won 41 of his 43 professional fights by knockout, has emerged at the top of the Metro's 2019 power rankings.
The newspaper said it was a close contest between the 'Bronze Bomber' and Fury for the No 1 spot in the rankings, but they called Wilder the "most in-form heavyweight" in the world.
The Metro added: "Two wins and two chilling knockouts in 2019 have many people jumping off the fence and pitching their tent in camp Wilder, especially in light of Fury's last performance [against Otto Wallin]."
Fury ranked second and the newspaper argued that he "should really be sitting top of this list as WBC champion," especially after the controversial draw decision in his 2018 bout with Wilder.
Behind Fury and Wilder is Joshua, who avenged his only professional defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Brit superstar became a two-time unified heavyweight champion as he outboxed the Mexican-American star in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
The Metro says that 'AJ' is now "back on track to confirm himself as the undisputed king" after he recaptured the world titles from Ruiz.
Posted below are the Metro's top five heavyweights in boxing.
5. Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2-0, 22 KO)
4. Dillian Whyte (27-1-0, 18 KO)
3. Anthony Joshua (23-1-0, 21 KO)
2. Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO)
1. Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO)
Wilder, who is scheduled to rematch Fury in February, was also named top of Forbes' pound-for-pound rankings ahead of Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko.
According to the publication, the WBC kingpin's devastating power leaves the "smallest margin for error of any fighter on the planet."
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