Tyson Fury ranks top five heavyweights and puts Deontay Wilder above Anthony Joshua after blockbuster bout announced
TYSON FURY revealed his top five heavyweight boxers – with Brit rival Anthony Joshua down in third.
Unsurprisingly, Fury put himself at the top of the tree, but few would argue against that.
The Gypsy King completed one of the sport’s greatest ever comebacks when he battered Deontay Wilder in their February 2020 rematch.
It saw Fury win the WBC title and hand Wilder his first ever pro defeat.
Prior to the pair’s third meeting, in which the Gypsy King overcame the Bronze Bomber once again in a classic, the British boxing hero ranked his top five heavyweights.
And despite the one-sided beatdown that was their second meeting, Fury still ranked Wilder ahead of Joshua in the pecking order, with the American coming in at No2.
Fury and AJ had been set to meet in 2022, only for Joshua to not keep up his end of the bargain – losing to Oleksandr Usyk in September.
Before this Joshua had ranked third, with 2023 opponent Usyk coming in at four.
Although it’s fair to say Fury may well have now changed his mind.
In fifth spot in the list Fury reeled off in a chat with the WBC was Dillian Whyte.
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The Brixton brawler got his shot at the Gypsy King in April 2022 but lost via sixth-round TKO.
Now, Fury turns his attention to a massive unification fight against two-time AJ conqueror Usyk – potentially at Wembley.
Fury, 33, twice overcame Wilder to triumph in the pair’s epic trilogyAP
Tyson Fury twice defeated Deontay Wilder to be crowned WBC heavyweight champReuters