A Look At The Heavyweight Division

A Look At The Heavyweight Division

By Henry Walter 

The heavyweight division is arguably the strongest it has been since the 1990s. From a British perspective it has arguably never been better.

Three unbeaten champions will vie for supremacy in the coming years and beneath them a host of talented challengers are also battling to become household names.

In recent years gone by the heavyweight division had stagnated and was often accused of being dull. Now it is a division talked about excitedly by fans as it once again takes it place as boxing’s flagship division.

Below I have compiled my own rankings for the division. Britain’s Anthony Joshua sits atop the division in my opinion, with Fury and Wilder chomping at his heels, but it will be very interesting to see what occurs over the next few years. For boxing fans the coming years should be very interesting and ultimately very fun.

1. Anthony Joshua (Great Britain)
WBA Super, IBF, WBO Heavyweight Champion
22-0 (21 KOs)

2. Tyson Fury (Great Britain)
27-0-1 (19 KOs)

3. Deontay Wilder (USA)
WBC Heavyweight Champion
40-0-1 (39 KOs)

4. Luis Ortiz (Cuba)
30-1-0 (26 KOs) (2 no contests)

5. Dillian Whyte (Great Britain)
25-1 (18 KOs)

6. Joseph Parker (New Zealand)
25-2 (19 KOs)

7. Alexander Povetkin (Russia)
34-2 (24 KOs)

8. Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria)
26-1 (13 KOs)

9. Jarrell Miller (USA)
23-0-1 (20 KOs)

10. Michael Hunter (USA)
16-1 (11 KOs)


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