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Who are the top 5 heavyweight boxers in the world according to Ring Magazine presently?
Boxing is an incredible sport followed by many enthusiast because of the thrilling-moments, action and excitement that comes with the game.
In that regard, for those who are not familiar with the best heavyweight boxers in the game, these article will help you know the finest boxers in the world according to Ring Magazine.
Oleksandr Usyk – (Heavyweight Champions)
Ukrainian heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, became ‘Ring Magazine’ champion with a resounding victory over Anthony Joshua in their rematch in Saudi Arabia, with a split-decision success to retained his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles.
While Usyk is crowned as ‘Ring Magazine’ heavyweight champion for the year 2023, five other great pound-for-pound boxers makes the list as the finest in the world of boxing considering their respective success on the ring.
Here are the top 5 heavyweight ring boxers in 2023
(1) Tyson Fury – (United Kingdom)
British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, also known as the “Gypsy King” is the current number one boxer in the world according to the Ring Magazine considering his previous and recent successes on the ring.
Fury won the heavyweight belt in 2020 after he defeated highly-rated American pound-for-pound boxer Deontey Wilder, and Dillian Whyte in 2022 to retained his WBC heavyweight title.
In Fury’s 13 years and 11 months as a professional in boxing, the Gypsy King has fought 34 times, won 33 times, drew 1 draw and no losses up until now.
While his winning records looks impressive, it must be said that his knockout records is also very commendable with (24 KO wins).
(2) Deontay Wilder – (United States)
Deontay Wilder is one of the most recognized and followed boxers in the world according to Ring Magazine considering his previous success on the ring.
The American boxer who is also known as the “Bronze Bomber” has had numerous high-profile bouts in his professional career, which he losses some and won some as a marque-boxer.
Wilder being a well-respected boxer is also known for his fan-friendly style, that often makes fans rave about him when he takes to the ring.
As a professional he has won 43 bouts in his last 46 games, with 2 losses and 2 knockout in his 13-years and 11-months as a marque-boxer.
(3) Anthony Joshua – (United Kingdom)
Anthony Joshua professional career story is more like a grass to grace kind of folklore, considering how he rose to stardom from prison to winning gold at the 2012 Olympics.
Since that triumph in 2012 the British boxer has also made great impact in the boxing world, becoming the first-ever Englishman in history to be on the Ring Magazine list having made history as a two-time unified heavyweight champion and a winner of the WBA, WBO, and IBO belts.
In his 9-years and 5-months of being a professional boxer, AJ has fought 28 bouts, won 25, losses 3 and recorded 22 knockout.
(4) Joe Joyce – (United Kingdom)
Since turning pro in 2017, Joyce has been one of finest and power-puncher in boxing, with an impressive records to show for on the grandest of stages.
Joyce impressive records includes beating the likes of Daniel Dubois in 2020, former champion Joseph Parker, Carlos Takam and Bermane Stiverne to secure a spot for himself in the latest ranking as one of the best in the world.
For a brilliant boxer of Joyce caliber who has also won a Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics Game, it’s no surprise to see him ranked among the top 5 finest boxers in the game according to Ring Magazine.
(5) Andy Ruiz Jr – (Mexico)
Mexican heavyweight boxer Ruiz Jr who is ranked one of the best in the world according to Ring Magazine, turned pro in 2009 at the age of 19-years old having spurred the desire of working with his father.
The recent bout that made Andy Ruiz Jr more famous was the fight against Anthony Joshua, where he went on to battered the Briton from pillar to post in a bout that many thought the Mexican will lose.
The “Destroyer” as the fans usually call him has been involved in 37 bouts, won 35, lost 2 and resounding 22 knockout wins in total since he turned pro 13-years and 5-months ago.
This is a statistical ranking based on “Ring Magazine” findings concerning the best heavyweight boxers in the world.
Though the article only focused on the top 5 heavyweight boxers in the world, however, boxers who don’t make the top 5 don’t necessarily means they ain’t good enough, but they would make top 10.
Dillian Whyte – (United Kingdom)
Luis Ortiz – (Cuba)
Joseph Parker – (New Zealand)
Filip Hrgovic – (Croatia)
Frank Sanchez – (Cuba)
This article was updated 3 months ago