Deontay Wilder has surpassed Anthony Joshua to top Ring Magazine’s list of the top ten heavyweights.
Following Wilder’s return, this month, the prestigious publication and its team of boxing writers have updated their list once more.
Ring believes that the American’s knockout of Robert Helenius on his comeback justifies him passing Joshua in the rankings.
One notable omission from the list is Tyson Fury.
Despite being widely regarded as the best boxer in the weight class, the WBC heavyweight world champion is not currently listed among the top ten.
This occurred because Fury renounced the Ring Magazine heavyweight title while asserting his retirement in August.
As a result, Usyk vs. Joshua II had the Ring’s championship on the line, and the Ukrainian triumphed by a split decision.
Despite the fact that Fury will fight Derek Chisora on December 3 and has now confirmed rumors that he isn’t really retired after all, Ring has not yet made the decision to rerank him.
This seems unlikely to occur until his next fight, which will air live on talkSPORT on December 3.
The current list of the top ten heavyweights according to Ring Magazine is as follows:
10. Zhilei Zhang
Zhang is 24-1-1 (19 KOs) and is a top heavyweight contender.
9. Frank Sanchez
Sanchez is 20-0 (13 KOs) and is a top heavyweight contender.
8. Filip Hrgovic
Hrgovic is 15-0 (12 KOs) and is a top heavyweight contender.
7. Joseph Parker
Parker is 30-3 (21 KOs) and is a former WBO heavyweight world champion.
6. Luis Ortiz
Ortiz 33-3 (28 KOs) and is a two-time former heavyweight world title challenger.
5. Dillian Whyte
Whyte is 28-3 (19 KOs) and is a former heavyweight world title challenger.
4. Andy Ruiz Jr
Ruiz Jr is 35-2 (22 KOs) and is a former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion.
3. Joe Joyce
Joyce is 15-0 (14 KOs) and is a top heavyweight contender.
2. Anthony Joshua
Joshua is 24-3 (22 KOs) and is a former two-time WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion.
1. Deontay Wilder
Wilder is 43-2-1 (42 KOs) and is a former WBC heavyweight world champion.
Champion – Oleksandr Usyk
Usyk is 20-0 (13 KOs) and is the current WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion.