Tyson Fury is perhaps the best heavyweight boxer in the world right now, and he just keeps on justifying this tag.
The Gypsy King registered the 31st win of his career by beating Deontay Wilder via knockout in their trilogy fight.
Following the bout, Fury said that he was the best heavyweight of his era, a claim that he is very much capable of backing up with his impressive record so far.
The Englishman is definitely a modern-day heavyweight titan, but is he good enough to be considered among the all-time greats in his division?
Following Fury vs Wilder 3, DAZN compiled a list of the top 10 greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, in no particular order, and they are as follows:
Rocky Marciano – Known for his stamina and immense punching power, the Brockton Blockbuster is the only heavyweight champion to end his career without a single defeat, winning all of his 49 fights. 43 of those victories came by knockout.
Tyson Fury – By now, it should be clear that the Gypsy King has established himself as an all-time great and we could well see him being even more dominant over the next few years.
Joe Louis – The Brown Bomber was a menace for his opponents, which is evident by the fact that he was the world heavyweight champion for 12 years, defending his title 25 times, which is the most for any weight division.
George Foreman – An Olympic gold medalist before turning professional, Big George was one of the most feared punchers of his time and won 76 out of 81 fights.
Joe Frazier – When you become the first boxer to defeat Muhammad Ali, you know you’re special and Smokin Joe was as formidable in the ring as they come.
Larry Holmes – A former WBC, IBF and The Ring heavyweight champion, The Easton Assassin registered 19 successful title defences, with only Louis having more than him.
Mike Tyson – One of the most intimidating fighters in history, Iron Mike remains the youngest individual to be a heavyweight champion.
Evander Holyfield – The Real Deal was a warrior in the ring and remains the only boxer to be the undisputed world champion in two weight classes, attaining the feat in cruiserweight and heavyweight.
Lennox Lewis – As his nickname suggests, the Brit was a lion in the ring and was an undisputed world heavyweight champion in his heyday.
Muhammad Ali – While this list isn’t ranked, most people would have the American as their No.1 heavyweight of all time. The legacy that Ali left behind will be near-impossible for anyone to match.