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Bob Arum reveals his number one heavyweight in the division right now

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Probably the most heated debate going on currently in the boxing world that is captivating fans from all across the globe, is who is the superior heavyweight out of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

The three titans have yet to lose a bout between them and have been impressing boxing fans for years, naturally leading to the discussion of who is the best.

The world-renowned promoter Bob Arum has now weighed in with his opinion on this particular matter.

The 87-year-old’s view has been shared by British journalist Gareth A. Davies, who tweeted: “Just chatted with legend Bob Arum.

"Amir Kahn date for Terence Crawford fight is April 20. New York or Las Vegas.

"Vasyl Lomachenko will slowly mop up the 135lb belts in 2019.

“Based on Dec 1, Arum tells me Tyson Fury is No 1 heavyweight in the world. Without hesitation.”

December 1 is in reference to the brilliant bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, which controversially ended in a draw.

The majority of the boxing world felt that the Gypsy King had done enough to secure a victory on points, despite Wilder twice knocking down the Brit, but the verdict from the judges was a draw.

This was not a particularly satisfying result for either fighter, or in fact Anthony Joshua, who was rumoured to be in line to fight the winner of the Las Vegas bout.

Joshua will be desperate to get into a ring with one of the two fighters, with many fans stating that he cannot be considered the best until he has beaten one, or both of them.

Joshua may want to push for a fight with the Bronze Bomber Deontay Wilder, who holds the last belt that is stopping the 29-year-old from being the undisputed heavyweight champion.

However, Fury has continuously called out Joshua for a bout, whilst also pushing for a rematch with Wilder.

If one thing is for certain, there will be some massive fights taking place in the heavyweight scene in the not too distant future.

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Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
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