Boxing news: Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz Jr ’99 times out of 100′, Povetkin wants Tyson Fury and Bellew on Lomachenko vs Gervonta Davis

2 Sep

It was another thrilling weekend of boxing as the world focused their attention on London’s 02 Arena to see one of the pound-for-pound best in action.

Vasyl Lomachenko outclassed a brave Luke Campbell in the capital to add the WBC Lightweight world title to his WBO and WBA straps.

It was a packed card on Saturday evening, with plenty of stories emerging from the weekend as the attention turns to the final quarter of 2019 in the fighting calendar.

Here are the latest stories from the world of boxing.

Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Luke Campbell by a wide points decision to add the WBC Lightweight strap to his haul
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Barry Hearn believes Anthony Joshua gains revenge over Ruiz Jr

Matchroom Boxing chairman Barry Hearn is adamant Anthony Joshua will convincingly defeat Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his world titles.

The boxing world was stunned when, at the beginning of June, the unfancied Mexican stopped AJ on his US debut in Madison Square Garden.

Although an immediate rematch was sanctioned for December 7 in Saudi Arabia, concerns lingered about Joshua’s mental state after such a damaging defeat with so much riding on the line.

Andy Ruiz Jr knocked Anthony Joshua down four times and stopped him in New York
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But Hearn told the Sunday Telegraph the 30-year-old is adamant this is the fight he wants next.

“AJ walked onto one and got beat,” he said. “ Welcome to heavyweight boxing. Ruiz signed for a rematch. The insurance policy is that Joshua has one chance back at it. Do you take your chance? Yes, of course you do. Anyone else who says different is just looking for column inches. You would fancy Joshua against Ruiz 99 times out of 100.” ​

Hearn insists Joshua is confident of winning and that ‘money talks sense’.​

“To refuse the rematch would mean you’d come back as a challenger with no claims. You’d be in a weaker negotiating place,” he says. “You’re still one fight away. The downturn is massive. If you get beat in the second fight, you may not be finished but it’s a massive dent in the commercial side. You get over one. Lennox Lewis came back after one shock defeat and another, too.​

“Do we let Ruiz walk away with all the belts and not take the chance to get them back? Don’t be ridiculous. Anyone who says that is in cloud cuckoo land. This is the fight Anthony wants.”​

Povetkin wants Tyson after dispatching Hughie

Alexander Povetkin has called out Tyson Fury after claiming victory over cousin Hughie at the 02 on Saturday.

The Russian proved too aggressive and too strong for the 24-year-old, who was hoping to control the fight with his jab.

Povetkin beat Hughie Fury by a unanimous points decision at the 02
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But the youngster came unstuck against the wily veteran and lost via a unanimous decision.

Cousin Tyson is currently preparing to fight Otto Wallin on September 14 in Las Vegas, after claiming a host of fighters turned down the opportunity to face him.

Former WBA heavyweight champion Povetkin has now turned his attention to the lineal heavyweight champion of the world for a fight in December in the UK.

Povetkin said: “He’s talked a great deal about me turning down offers to fight him this year which were never sent.

“He speaks of wanting to fight in England before the end of the year; this is a perfect plan for me.

“I’d be happy to return to fight in front of these great boxing fans and prove to them and the rest of the world that I can beat Tyson Fury.”

Bellew believes Loma makes Davis ‘look stupid’

Tony Bellew acknowledges Gervonta Davis is probably Vasyl Lomachenko’s biggest threat, but believes the Ukrainian still makes the youngster ‘look stupid’.

‘Loma’ showcased all of his ring craft and technical brilliance to outpoint Luka Campbell and reiterated his desire to become the undisputed Lightweight champion.

Davis has reportedly vacated his WBA super-featherweight title and made the move up to lightweight, meaning a fight with the 31-year-old could be a real possibility in the future.

Lomachenko and Davis appear to be on a collision course
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But former cruiserweight world champion Bellew believes a fight between the pair at any weight is a formality.

“He just made another quality fighter look normal, man,” Bellew told iFL TV. “He’s just a special fighter. The only thing that beats him now is size.

“Nothing below 135 is touching him. I’m sorry to say, I don’t care who it is, and that includes Gervonta Davis.”

“I don’t know if he’s big enough. You can never count him out, he’s so powerful.”

Davis has not earned the nickname of ‘Tank’ for nothing however, with 21 of his 22 wins coming by way of knockout.

Floyd Mayweather’s protege is still only 24 years of age and the move up in weight means his power is only likely to increase.

But ‘The Bomber’ insists no-one can touch the double Olympic champion.

“There’s no one even close,” Bellew continued. “His biggest threat is Gervonta Davis, but I actually think he make Gervonta Davis look stupid.

“Gervonta Davis is exceptional as well, and I’m a big fan. But this boy is in a different atmosphere to everyone else is on planet Earth, and this boy has conquered Earth.

“Now he’s going to conquer Mars.

Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin RESULT: Russian beats Brit by decision on Lomachenko vs Campbell undercard

31 Aug

Alexander Povetkin beat Hughie Fury by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

On the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell, the Russian outpointed the Brit in an unentertaining affair.

Povetkin did enough to outpoint Fury
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The bout began with Fury in control of the early rounds, making things scrappy and frustraing Povetkin.

However, the 39-year-old grew into the contest and a cut in the mid rounds badly affected Tyson Fury’s cousin.

Povetkin took most of the rounds down the stretch and did enough to claim the win on the three judges scorecards.

All of the officials had the bout exactly the same – 117-111 for Povetkin, who turns 40 on Monday.

Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin officially announced for Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell undercard, August 31 in London

31 Jul

Hughie Fury will face Alexander Povetkin on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell, it was officially announced on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old heavyweight signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom last week and is being thrown straight into the deep end with a top class heavyweight.

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Fury, 23-2, previously leapt up in class against Joseph Parker and lost a majority decision for the WBO world title back in 2017.

He then recovered and faced Kubrat Pulev in an IBF final eliminator last October, but suffered a serious cut early on and ended up losing by decision.

Since that defeat, Fury has returned with two wins over Chris Norrad and Samuel Peter, and is now ready to challenge the best once again.

Some felt Fury got a raw deal in his defeat to Parker
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Povetkin formerly held the WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight belt, but was outclassed by Wladimir Klitschko in his first major title shot in 2013.

Five years later, the Russian earned another big fight, but was knocked out by Anthony Joshua and has not returned to action since.

“I’m over the moon with this news,” said Fury. “I can’t wait. These are the kind of fights I want to be in.

“Povetkin is a dangerous man. You can’t take anything away from that. He’s not been where he’s been for nothing. It’s a very serious fight but I’m confident of getting the win on the night.

Povetkin troubled AJ early on, but was ultimately knocked out in the seventh
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“This fight here represents a massive opportunity. As soon as it was suggested, I said, ‘Yes.’”

Povetkin added: “Hughie Fury is a young, strong and challenging boxer for me to face.

“I am glad this fight will take place in the United Kingdom where people really love their boxing.

“I am anticipating an exciting fight and I look forward to returning to London next month.”

Dillian Whyte EXCLUSIVE: ‘Body Snatcher’ ranks top ten heavyweights in the world, including Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua

3 Jul

The heavyweight scene has been blown wide open recently with many of the division’s top fighters competing between May and July.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury got their jobs done with knockout victories over Dominic Breazeale and Tom Schwarz, while Anthony Joshua had a far tougher night.

Dillian Whyte has himself ranked as the fourth best heavyweight today
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Andy Ruiz Jr stunned AJ with a seventh-round stoppage in New York and claimed the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles as a result.

Wilder is still the WBC king with Fury holding ‘lineal’ status, though many hungry contenders are chasing hot on their heels.

One of these top challengers is Britain’s Dillian Whyte, who has given us his assessment of the landscape by ranking his top ten heavyweights ahead of his fight with Oscar Rivas on July 20.

You can read his ratings and explanations below…

DILLIAN’S TOP TEN

10. Adam Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs)

Kownacki’s next fight is against Chris Arreola, he’s a zillion years old. Talk about wheeling out the dead, Jesus Christ.
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9. Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs)

Povetkin hasn’t fought since Joshua, has he? And that was a loss. Oscar Rivas has fought since then and Rivas has won.
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8. Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs)

Rivas should be at eight. He’s a strong guy, undefeated, a come-forward fighter, pressure fighter. He seems to be a danger man, nobody wants to fight him.
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7. Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs)

I’d put Ortiz at seven. Ortiz fought for the world title and lost it, Joseph Parker fought for it and won it.
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6. Joseph Parker (25-2, 19 KOs)

Parker’s the only one from #6-#10 that’s been world champion so far, and he defended it two times. He’s only had two losses to two top fighters.
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5. Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs)

Fury’s gonna be number five. Don’t get me wrong, Tyson Fury’s a great fighter, won world titles, but it’s a funny one because how do you go from Deontay Wilder to fighting Tom Schwarz? How do people justify him being number one heavyweight in the world?
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4. Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs)

Number four is me. Anthony Joshua beat me. The stats and the numbers will say that he’s higher ranked than me. I’m honest, I’m not a bulls***ter, I’m honest. Facts are facts.
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3. Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs)

Number three, Joshua. He won four world titles, Olympic gold medallist, this, that and the other. And he beat me. He won world titles which I haven’t won. I have to accept that fact, whether I want to or not. I’m a realist, of course he’s ranked above me.
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2. Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs)

Number two, Deontay Wilder. He’s a world champion. Simple as that.
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1. Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs)

Andy Ruiz is number one. The reason I say he’s number one is he’s beaten Joshua and Joshua had four belts. He didn’t just beat him, he knocked him out so he went from being not even in the rankings to number one, this is boxing. But saying that, he lost to Joseph Parker and I beat Parker. Strange isn’t it?
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DIS-HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs)

Usyk shouldn’t be anywhere the top ten heavyweights because he ain’t had no fight yet. We don’t know. He was meant to fight Carlos Takam and I think he bottled it. I think he pulled out the fight because he just wasn’t ready for heavyweight.
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Kubrat Pulev (27-1, 14 KOs)

Pulev is just f***ing terrible, man. He looked terrible against Hughie Fury, Fury shouldn’t have even been in the top 15 anyway.

Dillian Whyte next fight: Heavyweight to return on July 13 in London, four possible opponents named

5 Mar

Dillian Whyte will have his next fight on July 13 in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

The Brixton heavyweight recently rejected multiple offers to challenge Anthony Joshua for three world heavyweight titles as he felt the numbers presented did not meet his value.

Dillian Whyte wants to face another big name

He has since been ordered to face Dominic Breazeale in a WBC ‘interim’ title fight which would determine Deontay Wilder’s next mandatory, though now it seems Wilder might just fight Breazeale straight away instead.

“Dillian will be fighting July 13,” Hearn told IFLTV, “[That] is our date that we’re pencilling in right now in London.

“Hopefully it’s against Breazeale. If [Wilder fights Breazeale] we’re saying Dillian Whyte should be the mandatory.

“Then he can actually have a fight on July 13 and wait for the winner of Wilder against Breazeale.”

Dominic Breazeale was originally the WBC mandatory challenger

In 2018, Whyte won three bouts against fellow contenders Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora.

With an immediate title fight not happening, the Brixton man must again face one of the top rivals in his division without a major belt at stake.

Regarding who his opponent could be, Whyte added: “I don’t care, I’ll fight anyone. I’ve fought everyone, I’m willing to fight anyone, I don’t give a f***.

“[Dominic] Breazeale, [Alexander] Povetkin, [Manuel] Charr, or [Luis] Ortiz is a possibility also.”

You can watch the full IFLTV interviews with Eddie Hearn and Dillian Whyte below

Eddie Hearn planning Oleksandr Usyk vs Alexander Povetkin for Ukrainian champion’s heavyweight debut

17 Feb

Eddie Hearn has declared that he is currently working on a sumptuous heavyweight debut fight for Oleksandr Usyk against Alexander Povetkin.

The masterful Ukrainian cruiserweight cemented his dominance in boxing’s second-biggest weight class in 2018 by winning every title the division had on offer.

Oleksandr Usyk achieved a rare feat in winning all four of the major cruiserweight world titles

Usyk became the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO undisputed world champion last year, and is now seemingly seeking new challenges in 2019.

Speaking to ESPN, Hearn revealed that plans are being put in place for the 32-year-old to fight Russian heavyweight Povetkin, potentially on May 18 in Chicago, USA.

The British promoter inked a co-promotional deal with Oleksandr Usyk before his UK bout against Tony Bellew and is now looking to build a profile for him in America.

Alexander Povetkin troubled Anthony Joshua early on, but was ultimately knocked out in the seventh

While it is not yet finalised, it seems evermore likely that Usyk will move up to heavyweight next with Alexander Povetkin the proposed opponent.

Povetkin may not be the biggest possible foe in terms of sheer heavyweight size, but he is absolutely no pushover for a debut fight in the division.

The 39-year-old Russian has only been beaten twice in his 36-fight career – to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 and Anthony Joshua last September.

Boxing news: Dillian Whyte delivers ruthless verdicts on five top heavyweights, including Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

3 Jan

Dillian Whyte has shared his thoughts on five of his top heavyweight rivals, and in typical Whyte fashion, his responses were absolutely brutal.

Following his knockout victory over Dereck Chisora, the contender – who is verging on a world title shot – took time out to speak to Sky Sports and analyse the other names in his division.

Dillian Whyte last fought Anthony Joshua in 2015

Whyte started with unified WBA, IBF and WBO champion Anthony Joshua who he has fought twice before – once winning in the amateurs and once losing in the professional ranks.

“It’s a good fight, a good champion,” Dillian told Sky, “I believe this time around I’ll knock him out, because I’ll take the fight to him.

“Last time I sat back and waited, I was trying to box, and trying to wait for him to get tired.

“This time I’ll take the fight to him and I know I’ve just got to hit him once. I proved that already on two separate occasions, and this time I’m in better shape, physically I’m stronger. More boxing IQ, better speed, everything.”

Deontay Wilder holds a heavyweight belt

His attention then turned to WBC ruler, Deontay Wilder.

“Let’s go, baby,” Whyte continued, referencing his famous call-out of the American in March.

“He’s got power, but a good boxer, a decent fighter, can see his punches coming ten miles away. He swings so wide, and he’s got no boxing skills, no boxing IQ whatsoever.”

Tyson Fury believes he did enough to beat Deontay Wilder when they fought on December 1

Regarding ‘lineal’ heavyweight king Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte stated: “Long and awkward, but he’s not very powerful, and he can get hurt, as he proves time and time again. In most of his fights, he gets put down.

“I definitely would knock Tyson Fury out. I can knock Tyson Fury out. There’s no doubt in my mind when it comes to knocking Tyson Fury out, none at all.”

Alexander Povetkin proved he is still a solid operator with his display against Joshua

Away from the top three, the ‘Body Snatcher’ gave his verdict on fellow contender Alexander Povetkin, who lost to Anthony Joshua last time out, but has vowed to fight on for one or two last big bouts.

“He’s a good fighter,” Dillian admitted, “But also he’s a coward as well, because he agreed to fight me at ringside after the David Price fight.

“Then he said no, I’m not going to fight, I will sit around and wait until I get the chance to fight Anthony Joshua.”

Jarrell Miller is yet to face fellow top class opposition

Finally, Dillian Whyte was quizzed on America’s unbeaten Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.

Miller regularly weighs in at upwards of 300lbs, something Whyte is not a fan of.

“Miller is a big fat mess,” he declared, “I don’t understand how he can be supposedly a world level athlete and just come in the shape he does. He’s a mess. How can he be over 300lbs?”

Dillian Whyte called out by former Anthony Joshua opponent Alexander Povetkin for Wembley Stadium showdown

26 Dec

Anthony Joshua’s last opponent Alexander Povetkin has declared that he wants to face Dillian Whyte when he returns in April.

Having just lost what he expects to be his final title shot, the 39-year-old Russian previously stated he is planning to bow out of the sport with one or two more big bouts.

Alexander Povetkin proved he is still a solid operator with his display in the early rounds of his defeat to Anthony Joshua in September

His promoter, Andrey Ryabinsky, earlier revealed that he was in discussions with British fight-maker Eddie Hearn about potentially having Povetkin return on AJ’s next undercard, April 13 at Wembley.

Now, it seems these plans are progressing with manager Dmitry Ivanov reiterating that they are planning for their man to return on Joshua’s show.

Regarding a potential opponent, Povetkin told R Sport directly who he wants in the opposite corner: “Of course, I would like a fight with [Dillian] Whyte to take place.

“Let’s see how everything will turn out. Everything does not depend on me.”

Dillian Whyte flattened Dereck Chisora to round off a successful 2018 in which he had already beaten Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker

The Russian is correct to acknowledge that proceedings are out of his hands, as it could well transpire that Anthony Joshua fights Dillian Whyte himself on April 13.

AJ’s team are trying to negotiate a bout with Deontay Wilder, however the American seems fixated on a rematch with Tyson Fury, which puts Whyte in pole position to challenge Joshua next.

Ranking the top ten heavyweights in boxing after Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr, including Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte

3 Dec

Andy Ruiz Jr blew the heavyweight division wide open with his astonishing upset victory over Anthony Joshua on June 1.

The overlooked underdog climbed off the canvas and floored AJ four times before the referee called the contest’s conclusion and crowned Mexico’s first heavyweight champion.

Andy Ruiz Jr knocked Anthony Joshua out in the seventh round
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Elsewhere, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder battled out a controversial draw last December.

As far as most observers (including us) could see, Fury defeated Wilder and should now be a two-time heavyweight world champion.

Instead, the three ‘wise’ men in control of the decision scored it 114:112 (Fury), 115:111 (Wilder) and 113:113 – resulting in a split draw which meant the champion retained his title.

Deontay Wilder obliterated Dominic Breazeale on May 18
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Fury opted out of the immediate rematch – which is now agreed to take place early next year – and so Wilder has since returned with a stunning KO of Dominic Breazeale.

The ‘Gypsy King’ will instead return against the overmatched Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas, could another monster shock be on the cards?

Scroll down to see our updated list of top ten heavyweight boxers in the world today…

 

10. Kubrat Pulev (27-1, 14 KOs)

Kubrat Pulev has defeated a number of notable heavyweights in his career and was only vanquished by Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. The Bulgarian became Andy Ruiz Jr’s next IBF mandatory challenger – although that won’t be called just yet – after defeating Hughie Fury in a final eliminator on October 27.

9. Adam Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs)

Adam Kownacki is a rising Polish heavyweight who has built a decent record with wins over the likes of Gerald Washington, Charles Martin and Artur Szpilka. The 29-year-old is far from technically superb, but comes forward with an all-action, high-intensity, high-pressure style which makes for entertaining fights.

8. Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs)

Alexander Povetkin proved he is still a solid operator with his display in the early rounds of his defeat to Anthony Joshua in September. The Russian veteran gave AJ trouble, but was ultimately KO’d by the younger man. Despite being 39, he has vowed not to retire and will fight on in 2019.

7. Joseph Parker (25-2, 19 KOs)

Joseph Parker became WBO champion with a win over Andy Ruiz Jr in 2016, plus also picked up victories over Carlos Takam and Hughie Fury. However, the New Zealander then suffered back-to-back defeats to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, before starting his comeback with a victory against Alexander Flores on December 15.

6. Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs)

Dillian Whyte has built an impressive slate of heavyweight triumphs with names such as Joseph Parker, Lucas Browne, Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora all on his record. He seems to be perennially on the verge of a world title opportunity, but must now overcome Oscar Rivas on July 20.

5. Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs)

Luis Ortiz doesn’t quite have as strong a résumé as Dillian Whyte, yet the way he performed in his world title defeat to Deontay Wilder has established him as narrowly above the Brit in our rankings. The Cuban hasn’t looked fantastic of late, but also holds a good win over Bryant Jennings from 2015 and will rematch Wilder later this year.
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4. Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs)

Anthony Joshua has suffered a dramatic fall from grace after being beaten up and knocked out by the previously unheralded Andy Ruiz Jr. However, he will likely get the oportunity to avenge this defeat and still boats an impressive record including wins over Whyte, Povetkin, Parker and most notably Wladimir Klitschko.
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3. Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs)

Andy Ruiz Jr is now the unified heavyweight champion having put in a sensational showing to claim the scalp of Anthony Joshua. As a result, he’s rocketed up the rankings, however hasn’t jumped right to the job due to his otherwise lackluster résumé, which includes a defeat to Joseph Parker and is lacking in other notable victories.
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2. Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs)

Deontay Wilder finally proved himself as an elite force at heavyweight by beating Luis Ortiz last year. While his technical ability can be questioned, his power certainly cannot. Nevertheless, he was fortunate to hold onto his WBC title against Fury and will need to defeat the Brit in a rematch to redeem his place above him.

1. Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs)

Tyson Fury had his troubles out of the ring which saw him drop from all rankings, however he’s now proved that he’s back at an elite level and so must reclaim his spot on the throne. Fury has a more comfortable win over a younger, more active version of Wladimir Klitschko than the one Anthony Joshua faced, and has now also beaten Deontay Wilder in our opinion.

Oleksandr Usyk next fight: Five potential heavyweight opponents to set Ukrainian up for Anthony Joshua showdown

12 Nov

Oleksandr Usyk’s win over Tony Bellew on Saturday night is expected to be the Ukrainian’s last fight at cruiserweight.

Despite not declaring any immediate decision on his future, the 31-year-old has now conquered everyone worth conquering at cruiserweight and stands alone as undisputed world champion.

Oleksandr Usyk holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO cruiserweight world titles
Anthony Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles

Usyk has long dreamed of an eventual move up to heavyweight and previously stated his ultimate goal is to beat Anthony Joshua and claim the throne in boxing’s glamour division.

However, the 6’3” monster would be comfortably outsized by the elite in his potential new weight class and so will undoubtedly need a couple of fights to acclimatise.

Here’s a look at five potential opponents for Oleksandr Usyk when he makes his heavyweight debut.

1. Carlos Takam

Carlos Takam would be an interesting introduction for Usyk at heavyweight. Despite standing only 6′ 1″ tall, the French-Cameroonian regularly weighs 40lbs/50lbs over the cruiserweight limit and has provided tests for multiple top heavyweights, including Anthony Joshua last year.

2. Joseph Parker

Joseph Parker is a former world champion who has now suffered back-to-back losses to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte. At 6’4″ and 230lbs/240lbs, Parker is a very solid heavyweight who has already declared himself “keen” to face Usyk.

3. Alexander Povetkin

Alexander Povetkin has been a top class heavyweight for many years and recently vowed to have two final fights after suffering his first knockout defeat, to Anthony Joshua in September. At 6’2″ and 220lbs/230lbs, the Russian is far from the biggest heavyweight, but has one-punch power that could trouble any fighter on the planet.

4. Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz proved himself as one of the best in the division despite defeat against Deontay Wilder in March. The 6’4″, 240lbs Cuban is a technical specialist and would be a fascinating opponent for Usyk.

5. Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte will likely fight Anthony Joshua in April, but has already promised to “maul” Usyk if they meet. The Brit says he could use his size at 6’4″ and 250lbs/260lbs to simply bully the Ukrainian into submission.