Conor Benn has exclusively told talkSPORT that he still believes Anthony Joshua is the standout fighter in the heavyweight division.
The Brit was dethroned of his unified WBA, IBF and WBO belts last month as Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world by knocking him out in seven rounds.
Joshua has declared his intention to immediately rematch the new champion, and Benn believes he will right the wrong second time around.
When asked who stands out among the big boys, Benn told talkSPORT H&J: “You’d say AJ.
“Definitely, he’ll come back better and stronger than this I believe.”
Elsewhere in the heavyweight division, WBC champion Deontay Wilder and ‘lineal’ champion Tyson Fury are lined up for a rematch early next year.
As things stand, many think the ‘Gypsy King’ sits upon the heavyweight throne after seemingly outboxing the ‘Bronze Bomber’ for the majority of their controversial draw last year.
Despite this, Benn stuck to his guns and added: “I like Tyson Fury, I think he’d beat most heavyweights now due to his awkward style.
“But if you’re asking me my personal opinion, I’d say AJ.”
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