Tony Bellew includes Anthony Joshua in his top 10 list of current boxers

Bellew's potential opponent Oleksandr Usyk failed to break into the top three

In a wide selection of different fighters, Tony Bellew revealed his list of the current top 10 boxers in the sport.

Leading the way at number one is Vasyl Lomachenko.

The Ukranian has tasted defeat just once in his career and won 11 of his other bouts - nine of which have come via knockout.

Speaking about his top choice, Bellew said: "There was no doubt at all putting him at No 1.

"He is the hardest man in boxing to beat and he is a perfectly balanced boxer, in offence and defence. I am not sure he can, or needs to improve, but the more experienced he gets, the more we will see from him."

Second up for Bellew comes Terence Crawford.

The 30-year-old American has forced 24 knockouts from his 33 career bouts, remaining unbeaten throughout.

Boasting a number of world titles, Crawford was described as being skilled in all departments by Bellew.

"He can fight, he can box, he's a slickster, he can turn southpaw, he is a good body-puncher and he can go the 12 rounds. Absolutely unbelievable. What a brilliant, brilliant fighter."

Terence Crawford after defeating Jeff Horn

Bellew named Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin third in his list of 10.

The European fighter currently holds the unified WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO middleweight titles and possessed the IBF middleweight title from 2015 to 2018.

"He might not be impossible to beat like Lomachenko, but the power he carries and the way he gets the job done mean he deserves to remain high up on anyone's list."

Bellew rounds up his list by adding Oleksandr Usyk, Mikey Garcia, Errol Spence Jr, Naoya Inoue, Saul Alvarez and Luis Nery.

 Anthony Joshua during his presser with Alexander Povetkin

British fighter Anthony Joshua could only muster an eighth-place finish on Bellew's list.

While being the unified heavyweight world champion and holding three of the four major world championships, Bellew praised Joshua for his achievements.

"He is at eight simply on his achievements.

"Everything is about timing and he has achieved everything he can in boxing, in four or five years. That alone deserves massive recognition."

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