Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Moggy94, May 11, 2022.
Take this era into any era and they'd be competitive.
Firstly, I'm not gonna rate Usyk yet.
1. Wladimir Klitschko
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Tyson Fury
4. Alexander Povetkin
5. Vitali Klitschko
6. Ruslan Chagaev
7. Sultan Ibragimov
8. Deontay Wilder
9. Kubrat Pulev
10. David Haye
He beat Briggs, Holyfield (who was robbed vs Valuev), Whitaker and was robbed vs Austin. That's a pretty good career. A lot of good early 2000s guys (Tua, Byrd, Lennox) didn't do much after 2005 or didn't do anything after 2005. Also, H2H plays a factor. If it was purely accomplishments Fury and Vitali would taking a beating in the ratings.
3. Joshua, based on depth of resume
How are ya'll ranking Vitali and Haye? Usyk needs one more fight to crack the list, imo.
What did Vitali do in 2005 and later?
Its like saying take the top 10 sprinters over 100m in the last 17 years.....they would be competitive.....wouldnt make them great though
There aren't 10 greatest HW'S since 2005.
Like folk quoting Chagaev, IbragImov, Pulev, Haye etc....im sure they are right up there in the top 10 'greats' from any 17 year period in the era in boxing
Adamek, Sanders, Solis, Briggs, Char, Arreola. Yeah, not so good, but decently good. I was just struggling to come up with better fighters after looking at their resumes and results. You know, Vitali had more defenses than Wilder and I would argue a better resume. So why Wilder and not Vitali?
Looking in detail at their careers, Povetkin>Wilder and Vitali, but of course Povetkin had little in the way of achievements
What did Haye do to be in the Top Ten?
BS .. Klitschko, Fury, Usyk, Povetkin etc would all translate well to other eras.. there are generational talents there… multiple Olympic gold medallists as well.. get out of the ****ing past ffs ..
Gets a bit tricky after that. Haye, Adamek, Ibragimov, Chagaev, Peter, Ortiz, Chisora, Whyte, Valuev, Helenius and Pulev would all be worth considering for a variety of reasons.
This is provisional I might swap one or two around.