Tyson Fury is ranked the best heavyweight in world boxing ahead of Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua per Ring Magazine.
The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ has leapfrogged Joshua to the No.1 spot following his shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on Saturday.
Joshua suffered his first professional defeat while also losing his heavyweight world titles. He’s now ranked as the No.4 heavyweight.
Wilder, who holds the WBC title, sits in No.2. The unbeaten-American is slated to fight Luis Ortiz after destroying Dominic Breazeale in May.
Ruiz Jr shoots up the rankings to No.3 after producing one of the biggest shocks in the heavyweight division.
Ring Magazine’s heavyweight rankings:
We have our back and Forth’s but @anthonyfjoshua changed his stars through life. heavyweight boxing, these things happen, rest up, recover, regroup and come again :punch:
– TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 2, 2019
Fury has changed his tune on Joshua. He launched a scathing rant at the former unified heavyweight king.
“You don’t judge a book by its cover and it doesn’t mean anything at heavyweight if you’re chubby,” he said.
“I looked at Joshua and I seen that he didn’t want to be in the ring on the night. He was looking away he had other things on his mind.
“From round one I could see what was going to happen. I looked at Joshua and he didn’t have no water, no sweat on him and I thought this guys is going to get knocked out.
“His [Joshua] style and his [Ruiz Jr] style aren’t made to go together, and Andy will always beat AJ in my opinion.
“Can you imagine? You’re built like an Adonis, you’re six-foot-six, you’re ripped, carved in stone, and a little fat man who has eaten every Snickers and Mars bar in California comes in there and bladders you all over? What a disgrace.
“If that was me, I would never show my face in public ever again.”
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