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Top 10 Heavyweight Boxers - August 2022 Rankings | Oleksandr Usyk defeats Anthony Joshua by decision

Updating the Heavyweight Boxing Rankings after Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua by split decision to retain his WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Heavyweight titles. Also where Joe Joyce, Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | August 24, 2022 - 12:29 PM

Honorable Mention

Otto Wallin

Otto Wallin is a professional boxer from Sweden, and he has a record of 24 wins with only 1 loss. He is the former WBO continental heavyweight champion and has held the European Union heavyweight title as well. Though he doesn't make it on our list, he deserves an honorable mention. 




Micheal Hunter

Micheal Hunter has a boxing record of 20 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 rankings.




Top 10 Heavyweight Boxers

10. Filip Hrgović

Filip Hrgović is a professional boxer from Croatia. He has an undefeated record of 15 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 Zhang Zhilei, and as of now, there is no announcement about his next fight.




9. Joe Joyce

Joe Joyce is a British professional boxer, with an undefeated professional record of 14-0.

He had an incredible amateur career, winning the silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. After turning Pro in 2017, Joyce has also won several regional titles including the British, Commonwealth, WBC Silver, WBO International, and European heavyweight titles.

His most recent fight was last weekend when he defeated Christian Hammer via TKO in the 4th round. He is scheduled to fight Joseph Parker in his next fight on September 24th, 2022.




8. Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz is a Mexican American Boxer, with a professional record of 34 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 Chris Arreola Via a Unanimous decision, and his next fight is scheduled against Luis Ortiz for September 4th, 2022.




7. Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz is a Cuban boxer, with a record of 33 wins, 2 losses, and 2 no-contests. 

Luis Ortiz is the former WBA interim heavyweight champion. He won the title in 2015 and defended it against Bryant Jennings in one of the most incredible fights of his career. Ortiz also fought Deontey Wilder for the WBC title and has also won many regional titles in his career including the WBA inter-continental heavyweight title.  

In his most recent fight, Ortiz defeated Charles Martin via TKO, and his next fight is scheduled against Andy Ruiz for September 4th, 2022.




6. Joseph Parker

Joseph Parker is a professional boxer from New Zealand, and he has a record of 30 wins and 2 losses. Parker is also the current 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.

His most recent fight was a rematch against Derek Chisora, which he won by decision. For his next fight, he is scheduled to face off against Joe Joyce on the 24th of September.




5. 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. 

Dillian 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 Tyson Fury for the WBC title, however, he lost. His next fight has not been announced yet, however, he may have a rematch against Fury.




4. Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer, with a record of 42 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. Wilder is one of the hardest-hitting heavyweight fighters, and 41 of his 42 wins have come by way of knockout. 

His most recent fight was a trilogy fight against Fury after the first fight ended in a draw, and Fury won the second. Wilder lost the fight, he is scheduled to fight Robert Helenius on October 15th, 2022.




3. Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer with a record of 34 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.

After losing his titles to Oleksandr Usyk, he had a rematch against him last weekend. Though Joshua was more aggressive in this fight and won multiple rounds. Usyk’s dominant performance in the championship rounds got him the win via split decision.




2. Tyson Fury

Title(s):

  • WBC Heavyweight Champion

Tyson Fury is an undefeated heavyweight boxer from Britain, and he has a record of 32-0. 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, he defeated Dillian Whyte, and though he had retired, he recently announced that he will come back, and have a rematch against Dillian Whyte.




1. Oleksandr Usyk

Title(s):

  • WBA Heavyweight Super Champion

  • IBF Heavyweight Champion

  • WBO Heavyweight Champion

  • The Ring Heavyweight Champion

Originally from Ukraine, Oleksandr Usyk is an undefeated boxer with a record of 19-0. Usyk is a two-weight unified world champion and one of the best active boxers right now. 

Usyk is the current unified WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight world champion. He is also the former unified Cruiserweight champion, where he held the WBA, WBA, WBC, and IBF titles reigning as the undisputed champion. 

Last weekend, he had a rematch against Anthony Joshua, and won again, retaining his titles and winning the Vacant “The Ring” heavyweight title as well. This fight was very close, and AJ came out more aggressive and managed to put pressure on Usyk. However, Usyk rallied in the championship rounds and won the fight via split decision. 



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