Deontay Wilder currently the Most Famous Boxer in the World (ESPN)

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  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    ESPN released their report of the most famous athletes in the world in 2019.

    Deontay Wilder was named the most famous boxer in the world in ESPN's World Fame 2019 rankings.

    Wilder was also listed as the 34th Most Famous Athlete in the world among all current athletes.

    Tyson Fury was rated #2 behind Wilder among active boxers and was rated 39th overall (among all athletes in the world).

    Anthony Joshua was a distant third and rated 63rd overall (among all active athletes in the world).

    Canelo Alvarez was the fourth most famous boxer (and rated #68 overall among all active athletes). Golovkin came in fifth with a 78 overall ranking. Manny Pacquiao was in sixth place with a ranking of 83.

    No other boxers in the world made the top 100.
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  2. Rusty100

    Rusty100 New Member booted Full Member

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    Complete load of rubbish
     
  3. Sphillips

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  4. MVC!

    MVC! The Best Ever Full Member

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    He is, he's such a great fighter!
     
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  5. Dubblechin

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    Stats. I guess 100 million replays of him burying Fury in the canvas worked. Everyone loves to watch Deontay flatten guys.
     
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  6. Dubblechin

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    In terms of fame, Deontay Wilder is only three spots behind Tom Brady ... the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.
     
  7. Heavy_Hitter

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    The research was done in Alabama.
     
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  8. tinman

    tinman Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I live in America and nobody even knows who Wilder is. Even people who watch sports.
     
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    This. Fury getting knocked down and getting back up in the 12th was great publicity for Wilder. People that don’t even follow boxing were talking about it all over Los Angeles a few days after the fight.
     
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  10. Dubblechin

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    Not according to ESPN. And I think they know more about sports than you.
     
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    greenhornet Boxing Addict Full Member

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    espn is a garbage channel that pushes their own agenda.
     
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  12. Trafford

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    I know it’s social media but I like to look at this as a consensus.

    Twitter:
    AJ - 2.3m
    Wilder - 428k
    Canelo - 1.3m

    Insta
    AJ - 8.6m
    Wilder - 1.7m
    Canelo - 4.5m

    Now I know social media isn’t everything but if Wilder is the best known boxer in Alabama I would eat my hat.
     
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  14. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Exactly. Wilder produces highlight reel KOs.

    People have been saying Wilder "should" be a star in the U.S. As of right now, he is one of the most famous sports stars in the U.S.
     
  15. greenhornet

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    very few know any active boxer.
     

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