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Top 10 Heavyweight Boxers – World Rankings

Updating the Top 10 Heavyweight Boxers - World Rankings after Joseph Parker defeated Deontay Wilder in an upset victory

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By admin | December 24, 2023

The Best Heavyweight Boxers Rankings Update

We are updating the Heavyweight Boxing Rankings after the big Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou fight. Joseph Parker upsets Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua dominates Otto Wallin at the Day of Reckoning event. Filip Hrgović and more in the Top 10 Best Heavyweight Boxers – World Rankings.

Honorable Mention

Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou is an MMA fighter with a record in MMA of 17 wins and 3 losses. He is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion and has held the title since 2021 after a rematch defeating Stipe Miocic. A unique situation Ngannou is making his professional boxing debut against WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. Ngannou lost but with his performance he deserves an honorable mention on the Heavyweight Boxers Rankings list.

Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter has a boxing record of 21 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws. Throughout his career, Hunter has won several regional titles including the IBO and WBA Inter-Continental and the WBA International heavyweight title. He also gets an honorable mention before we move on to the Heavyweight boxers rankings list.

Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte is a former kickboxer and mixed martial artist from England and now has a professional boxing record of 28 wins and 3 losses. 

Whyte is the former WBC interim heavyweight champion having held the title twice in his career, along with multiple regional titles. He has also secured wins over big names like Dereck Chisora, Robert Helenius, Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, and Oscar Rivas. 

In his most recent fight, Dillan Whyte fought Jermaine Franklin, and won the fight via Majority Decision.

Top 10 Heavyweight Boxers

10. Otto Wallin

Otto Wallin is a professional boxer from Sweden, and he has a record of 26 wins with only 2 loss.

He is the former WBO continental heavyweight champion and has held the European Union heavyweight title as well.

His last fight was a split decision against Anthony Joshua at the Day of Reckoning event by fifth round knockout. No announcement on his next fight.

9. Joe Joyce

Joe Joyce is a British professional boxer, with an undefeated professional record of 15 wins and only 1 loss.

Joyce is the former WBO Interim world champion. He has also held multiple regional titles and won a silver medal in the 2016 olympics as well. 

In his most recent fight, Joe Joyce faced Zhilei Zhang in a rematch for the Interim WBO title on the line. He lost the fight via KO again and there is no announcement about his next fight.

8. Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz is a Mexican American Boxer, with a professional record of 35 wins and 2 losses.

Ruiz is the former unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion. He won the titles after fighting and defeating Anthony Joshua, in a short-notice fight. However, he lost the title in the rematch against Joshua. 

In his most recent fight, Ruiz defeated Luis Ortiz Via a Unanimous decision, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

7. Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer, with a record of 43 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. 

Wilder is the former WBC Heavyweight champion and defended the title nine times, before losing it to Tyson Fury. He is one of the hardest-hitting heavyweight fighters, and 42 of his 43 wins have come by way of knockout. 

Wilder had an amazing trilogy fight against Fury which the first fight ended in a draw, Fury winning the second and also the third.

In his most recent fight, Wilder lost to Joseph Parker by unanimous decision at he Day of Reckoning. Wilder was never able to connect with his power and Parker outboxed him throughout the match. As of now, he was supposed to face Anthony Joshua on March 9th but that fight may have failed through with this loss.

6. Joseph Parker

Joseph Parker is a professional boxer from New Zealand, and he has a record of 33 wins and 3 losses. 

Parker is the former WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight champion. He won the WBO Heavyweight title back in 2017 after defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. He defended the title twice over the next year, before losing it to Anthony Joshua in 2018.

In his most recent fight, he upset Deontay Wilder by unanimous decision at the Day of Reckoning event. The fight started off slow but Parker was able to back up Wilder with a right hand and also avoiding Wilder’s powerful right hand. Parker was able to rock Wilder in the 8th round to complete the upset.

As of now, his next fight has not been announced yet.

5. Zhilei Zhang

Title(s):

  • WBO Heavyweight Interim Champion

Zhilei Zhang is a professional boxer from China, and he has a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. 

Zhang is the current WBO Interim Heavyweight world champion, and previously also held the WBO Oriental heavyweight title. In his most recent fight, he defeated Joe Joyce in a rematch via KO again. There is no announcement about his next fight.

4. Filip Hrgović

Filip Hrgović is a professional boxer from Croatia. He has an undefeated record of 17 wins and 0 losses.

Hrgović is the former WBC International heavyweight champion. He won the title in 2018 and defended it 5 times. He also held the IBF International heavyweight title and defended it twice. 

In his most recent fight, Filip Hrgović defeated Mark De Mori in the Day of Reckoning event. Hrgović dominated De Mori in the first round and finished him by TKO. As of now, there is no announcement about his next fight.

3. Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer with a record of 26 wins and 3 losses. 

He is the former unified WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight champion, and has defended his titles against big names like Dillian Whyte, Wladimir Klitschko, Charles Martin, Joseph Parker, and Alexander Povetkin.

In his most recent fight, he defeated Otto Wallin via TKO in the fifth round. Joshua dominated Wallin throughout the fight where Wallin’s corner had to stop the fight in the fifth round.

Joshua was supposed to face Deontay Wilder on March 9th but due to Wilder’s upset loss the fight will not take place. There has been no official announcement about his next fight.

2. Tyson Fury

Title(s):

  • WBC Heavyweight World Champion

Tyson Fury is an undefeated heavyweight boxer from Britain, and he has a record of 33-0. Fury is also the current WBC Heavyweight champion of the world. 

Fury also holds the title of Lineal Heavyweight champion, and back in 2015, he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight world champion. 

In his most recent fight, Fury faced Francis Ngannou, and won by decision. Fury suffered a knockdown in the 3rd round and almost a knockdown in the 8th round. Fury survived both winning by points.

1. Oleksandr Usyk

Title(s):

  • WBA Heavyweight Super Champion
  • IBF Heavyweight World Champion
  • WBO Heavyweight World Champion
  • The Ring Heavyweight World Champion

Now at #1 on the Heavyweight Boxers list is Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk is an undefeated boxer from Ukraine, and he has a record of 21 wins and no losses. 

Usyk is a two-weight unified world champion. He is the current unified WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight world champion. He is also the former undisputed Cruiserweight champion

Last weekend, he defended his title against Daniel Dubois, winning the fight via Knockout in the 9th round. The fight sparked some controversy, regarding a low blow landed by Dubois in the fifth round, which put Usyk down. Where some fans and Dubois believed it was a legal blow, and should have ended the fight. 

Still, Usyk outlanded Dubois every round and won the fight in the 9th.

How would you rank these Contenders and Champions in the Heavyweight Boxing Rankings? Rank below to be added in the Power Rankings

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  5. Murat Gassiev

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