So, who is the best Heavyweight then?

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  1. DonTyson

    DonTyson Member Full Member

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    Upsets, rematches to settle, poor performances is what the division is treating us to right now. It’s not getting any clearer who exactly is the best of the lot. Who do you think it is?
     
  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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  4. sauhund II

    sauhund II Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This
     
  5. ndthentherewasx

    ndthentherewasx New Member Full Member

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  6. gdm

    gdm Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Joshua can beat anybody in UK as he is allowed to juice there.
     
  7. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Active Member Full Member

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    At present Ruiz. Beat the guy with by far the most impressive resume in the divison.

    AJ - if he wins the rematch he goes back to number 1.

    Whyte - has the most impressive win streak resume in the divison, has to be an contender.

    Wilder - resume is too poor to considered. You can argue there are numerous fighters with a stronger resume.

    Fury - hasn't beaten a fighter in the top 45 fighter in 4 years.

    Usyk - i see him schooling everyone who faces him.
     
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  8. PunchersChance.

    PunchersChance. Active Member Full Member

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    The crown is currently vacant. Any of the top 3, plus a couple of dark horses have the potential to become top dog.
     
  9. Simon Head

    Simon Head Member Full Member

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    I think it is either Ruiz, Joshua or Fury.

    Objectively it is Ruiz right now, but I am 50/50 on the rematch. I still think Fury has the best shot of being number one right now, but could easily be wrong, guess we will see what happens.
     
  10. Leoh

    Leoh Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Fury is the man who beat the man. Plus, according to the majority of the boxing community, he also beat Wilder. These 2 accomplishments make him the current best, until someone proves otherwise. AJ had a case, until he lost to Ruiz. Right now, he's going to fight for the 3rd place behind Fury and Wilder. So at the moment it's:

    1- Fury
    2- Wilder
    3- Ruiz
    4- AJ
     
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  11. Boxingfan200

    Boxingfan200 USYK #1 P4P Full Member

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    joseph parker ;) by default
     
  12. Boxingfan200

    Boxingfan200 USYK #1 P4P Full Member

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    if you don't think wallin is a top 45 hw you are blind lol.
     
  13. Unforgiven

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    If Ruiz beats Joshua again I'd put him a clear #1.
    If Joshua beats Ruiz in the rematch, it's wide open again. Joshua would be 1-1 in his last two and a rubber match would be in order.

    Wilder beating Ortiz again would be a decent win but wouldn't be enough to put him above the winner of Ruiz-Joshua 2.
    Same if Ortiz upsets Wilder

    Fury probably won't fight for a while because he had a bad cut. He did well against Wilder last year but he hasn't done anything good lately. He needs to beat proven fighters to be #1.
    Whyte has close wins against Rivas and Parker and a KO of Chisora. Not quite enough to be considered for the top.
    Parker is the only man to beat Ruiz but he needs something good now to put him in the running, probably a KO of Chisora will help him but not enough to be considered for the top.

    The division is wide open still. Ruiz is the only man in a position to close that to some extent within his next fight. And even then he'd have a ton of guys who he'd need to beat to really prove it.
     
  14. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Active Member Full Member

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    Boxrec don't, look at his resume. His second best win is a decision over Zumbano Love.

    This fight showed just how poor Fury is now rather than Wallin being any good.
     
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  15. Pompey Junglist

    Pompey Junglist New Member Full Member

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    This may be a controversial opinion but I honestly don't know right now.

    There's some right polarised cretins on this board saying X is great, Y is a bum...

    None of them are ATGs, all of them have good points and weak spots.

    I'm just trying to enjoy the unpredictability and competitiveness of the division at the moment.
     


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