Heavyweight boxing is a professional weight class in combat sport. Boxers over 200 pounds or 91 kgs are considered heavyweights. However, in 2020 the weight class was lifted to 224 pounds or 102 kgs by World Boxing Organisation. Heavyweight boxing is celebrated amongst many people over the world. Check Top 10 Best Heavyweight Boxers In The World Right Now Have Been Ranked.
Every year there are potential boxers who make it to the top in the best heavyweight boxers. The fans eagerly wait for their favorite boxer’s bout and root for them. Tyson Fury, from Britain, is titled the best heavyweight boxer in the world. So check out the Top 10 Best Heavyweight Boxers.
Top 10 Best Heavyweight Boxers
1. Tyson Fury
Tyson Luke Fury or popularly known as The Gypsy King is a professional British boxer. He is a two-timed heavyweight champion. WBC and The Ring are two titles he has acquired in 2020. He had made a strong comeback after being forced to take a break due to his drug abuse. He is an undisputed champion.
2. Anthony Joshua
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua also known as AJ is a two-time unified heavyweight champion. He held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019. He is the winner of 22 knockouts out of the total 24 fights of him. Apart from boxing, he also has a keen interest in chess.
3. Deontay Wilder
Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He had held the heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020 making ten successful defenses. Wilder became the first American world heavyweight champion since 2004, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion.
4. Alexander Povetkin
Alexander Vladimirovich “Sasha” Povetkin is a Russian boxer. He is nicknamed White Lion. He held the WBA regular heavyweight title from 2011-2013 and was challenged twice for the unified heavyweight championship. Povetkin won gold medals in the super-heavyweight division at the 2002 and 2004 European Championships.
5. Andy Ruiz Jr
Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. or commonly known as the Destroyer is a Mexican-American professional boxer. having defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in 2019, Ruiz became the first male boxer of Mexican heritage to become a world heavyweight champion.
6. Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte is a British professional boxer and a former, kick-boxer, mixed martial artist. He has held the WBA (interim) heavyweight title since march 2021. He is ranked as the World’s third best active heavyweight champion.
7. Joe Joyce
Joseph Obey Joyce is a professional British Boxer. He has held the British, Commonwealth, WBC Silver, and WBO International heavyweight titles since 2020. He is nicknamed Juggernaut. the reason is known for his punching power and currently holds a 92% knockout-to-win percentage.
8. Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer who is also known as The Cat. He has a total record of 18-0, 13 KOs. Oleksandr wins the heavyweight debut with Chazz Witherspoon. he also holds 4 major world champions titles.
9. Joseph Parker
Joseph Dennis Parker is a professional heavyweight boxer. He is from New Zealand. He held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018. He has a great record for the 31 fights and there are 29 wins and 2 losses in his career.
10. Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz is a Cuban professional boxer. He held the WBA interim heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016 and has been challenged twice for the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 and 2019. He is known as King Kong. He played a total of 36 fights where he has 32 wins. 27 wins.