Tyson, Joshua, Klitschko: Hardest hitting heavyweights in history ranked ahead of Fury vs Wilder 3


It won’t be long before we see Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight for the third time with the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles on the line.

Both fighters are among the best heavyweights in boxing history. However, WBC included only Wilder when they made a list of the 10 most powerful heavyweight punchers of all time.

Posting an infographic on Instagram, the WBC explained: “These are the 10 most powerful heavyweights in history, according to @lfsportsmex, who took the stats of every fighter and came to this conclusion. Do you agree?”

Here is how that list in question appears:

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10. Riddick Bowe – The former world heavyweight champion won 43 out of his 45 fights, defeating Evander Holyfield twice.

9. Lennox Lewis – At number nine we have The Lion, who won the world heavyweight championship thrice and was a two-time lineal champion. Lewis has beaten two fighters on this list.


8. Joe Frazier – The first fighter to beat Muhammad Ali, Frazier won 32 out of his 37 fights.

7. Herbie Hide – The Dancing Destroyer was the WBO heavyweight champion twice and was among the most powerful punchers of his time.

6. Wladimir Klitschko – The younger Klitschko had a glittering career, becoming the unified champion. He won 64 out of 69 fights.

5. George Foreman – Like a few on this list, Big George was an Olympic gold medalist as an amateur and was among the most-feared punchers during his professional career.

4. Anthony Joshua – He may have lost his recent bout, but there’s no denying that AJ has cemented his status among the hardest heavyweight punchers ever.


3. Mike Tyson – The Baddest Man on the Planet is third on the list, something he himself might not be too pleased with. 44 of Tyson‘s 50 wins came via knockout.

2. Vitali Klitschko – The older Klitschko won a number of world championships during his career and triumphed in 45 out of his 47 fights.

1. Deontay Wilder – The Bronze Bomber hasn’t been at his very best lately, but has had an illustrious career, during which, he became the WBC heavyweight champion. There’s also no doubting the amount of power he stores in that right hand of his.

No Tyson Fury

As expected, Fury was pretty miffed when he saw the list released, saying: “The funny thing is me Mr Feather Duster has beaten two of the biggest punchers in history.”



What the Gypsy King needs to remember, however, is it’s a list on power, not technical ability. Fury isn’t known for his knockout power, despite what he did to Wilder in the second fight.

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