Your Current Top 5 Heavyweight Rankings

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by JSpizz, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Eastwood

    Eastwood Clueless Millennial Boxing Fan Full Member

    Oct 11, 2021
    Fury (Until proven otherwise)
    Oleksander Usyk
    Dillian Whyte
    Deontay Wilder

    Pretty boring list i know lol but i just feel thats how it is right now. You could very much debate the 4th or 5th spot for guys like:
    Filip Hrgovic
    Joe Joyce
    Tony Yoka
    Derek Chisora
    Andy Ruiz Jr. Or even other names there. The division is pretty cool right now i feel.
  2. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    My updated humble list:

    1. Champ: Fury (obviously)
    2. Usyk (undisputed CW champ, unified HW champ no loss)
    3. Joshua (former unified champ, 2 losses)
    4/5. Joyce (steady progress, undefeated)
    5/4. Hunter (top level, 1 loss to 2nd best HW)

    I can put Hunter or Joyce at 4/5 interchangeably, I don't think anyone in the lower top 10 can beat either at this point.
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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    I think Joyce is getting a bit overrated.
  4. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York banned Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    1. Usyk
    2. Fury
    3. Joshua
    4. Wilder
    5. Joyce

    I'm quite certain he'd beat Whyte.
  5. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Chisora has lost 3 of his last 6 fights and the wins were against Gashi (who had just lost to Tom Schwarz before he fought Fury), David Price and Spzilka (beaten by Wilder). As you constantly remind us how bad Fury and Wilder's resumes are, Chisora's 'Indian Summer' consists of wins over someone one of Fury's 'cherry picked' opponents had just beat, and someone who Wilder knocked out.
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  6. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    Based on what i have seen the last few months it's IMO pretty clear:

    1. Fury
    2. Usyk
    3. Wilder (all power but you have to give him that)
    4. Joyce
    5. Joshua

    I think Joshua has to make major improvements as you have now two massive blueprints how to beat AJ...and he also lost to different type of fighters. I mean Usyk is world class but still...AJ was useless, proved his footwork is abysmal and he has no idea how to deal with a slick and effective boxer who can move. I honestly think Joyce beats him as well RIGHT NOW. AJ still can improve but i doubt it.
  7. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Joe Joyce

    Tascalooser dropes out of Top5 after a 3 whooping in a row.
  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I think the first three are relatively easy to mark out.
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    1. Fury
    2. Usyk
    3. Joshua
    4. Wilder
    5. Whyte
    Fury has the overseas wins against Wlad and Wilder. He was definitively number one from the second Wilder fight once he showed that the skills were now united with power / Kronk aggression and he had multiple ways to get the win. Usyk answered the questions about his ability at the weight in London and Joshua would need a superb performance / KO win to get to 2nd but cannot get to first now without facing Fury.
    Then it gets more difficult. Wilder's last performance and question marks over Whyte post Povetkin one maybe gets him to 4th with Dillian
    having a strong argument on resume to actually be ranked above him and after that I have real difficulty separating them because no-one ever fights anyone in this division because the risks are too high.

    It's some form of combination of Joyce, Ruiz Jr, Ortiz, Hunter and ?. Rivas makes their list, but I think there's 3 or 4 could slot in there.
  9. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 31, 2021
    Even as limited as he is skill wise, Wilder still beats AJ, of that I'm 100% convinced.
  10. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    I don't claim that Chisora is one of the top fighter as some do with Wilder and there resumes are to similar standard.
  11. 007 373 5963

    007 373 5963 Member Full Member

    May 30, 2020
    1. Fury
    2. Usyk
    3. (tie) Wilder / AJ
    5. I honestly don't know. Ruiz seems overrated.
  12. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
  13. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    It's crazy to think that four of The Ring Magazine's top 10 ranked HWs emanate from the tiny island of Great Britain with its minuscule population and that all but one of the fighters in the top 10 have fought on British soil as pros

    And even The Tuscaloser has fought over here too

    The only one who hasn't is Fat Andy who chickened out of facing AJ over here after AJ fought him on his soil in the first fight

    The UK really is truly the epicenter of the sport's glamour division

    FTR, Usyk has beaten three fighters ranked in the top 10 in AJ, Hunter and Joyce (WSB)
    AJ has also beaten three in Whyte, Parker and Fat Andy
    Fury has beaten one x 2 (it should be 3) in Bum Dosser albeit he beat Hunter in the ams
    Bum Dosser has beaten one in Oritz
    Whyte has beaten two albeit he beat AJ in the amateurs
    Parker has beaten one in Fat Andy
    Ortiz hasn't beaten anyone in the top 10
  14. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes Full Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    100 percent?

    I would love to see that fight either way.
  15. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Campbell Hatton superfan Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    1. Fury
    2. Usyk
    3= Joshua / Windmill
    5. Joyce

    Can't separate Joshua and Windmill at the moment. Both powerful and dangerous but highly vulnerable. If they fought its a 50:50.

    I put Joyce ahead of Whyte cos I think Joyce would win relatively comfortably if they fought.
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