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Tyson Fury Named The Best Heavyweight Currently In World Boxing

Tyson Fury Named The Best Heavyweight Currently In World Boxing

The undefeated Tyson Fury has been voted the best heavyweight in world boxing by a thumping landslide.

BT Sport asked its YouTube subscribers to vote from either Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr.

And with 168,000 fans taking part in the poll, the 'Gypsy King' took home the crown for the king of boxing after amassing 74 per cent of the vote.

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Wilder, 33, came a distant second with 12 per cent share of the vote, while 'AJ' secured third place with eight per cent and Ruiz came last with six per cent.

Fury returned from a three-year hiatus in 2018 -- having fought against mental health issues -- and has slowly climbed his way back up the boxing echelon.

The boxing superstar, 31, secured a controversial draw against Wilder in their clash for the WBC heavyweight title in December last year.

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But the Brit made quick work of Tom Schwarz in a stunning second-round TKO win in June and is looking to set up a rematch with the 'Bronze Bomber' in early 2020.

And Fury also received the honour of the best heavyweight boxer in the world in Ring Magazine's prestigious rankings.

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Ex-boxer Tony Bellew recently admitted that it would be difficult to argue Fury isn't the best heavyweight in the world.

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"You can't make no mistake here, Tyson Fury is technically the best heavyweight on the planet by a country mile," the former WBC cruiserweight champion, 36, told talkSPORT.

"He's the best boxer of them all. It's just certain things that he lacks like pure brute power and force of someone like an Anthony Joshua.

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"But, as we've seen recently, that can be beaten by other things -- by timing and punch variety.

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"Each heavyweight has a flaw. Tyson Fury goes down, but he gets up as we've seen. He can never be wrote off."

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Topics: Destroyer, AJ, Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder

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