Fury, Usyk, Joshua, Whyte: Heavyweight rankings ahead of Wembley showdown

  • Tom Ward
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Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are finally set to battle it out in a blockbuster heavyweight bout which is several years in the making.

Fury, 33, is universally recognised as the No1 heavyweight in the world today.

However Whyte will certainly have something to say about that when the pair collide at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night.

The Gypsy King, whose WBC and Ring magazine titles will be on the line against the Body Snatcher, has not fought since his Las Vegas trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder last October.

Fury twice picked himself up off the canvas and managed to put American Wilder down two times in return before finally putting him out for the count.

With his defeat of Wilder, Fury became the third person, after Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson before him, to hold The Ring magazine title twice.

But remarkably he is still not recognised by all of the governing bodies despite this incredible achievement.

Here, GiveMeSport goes through the top 10 according to each sanctioning body.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 11: Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of Great Britain enters the ring to sing “Happy Birthday” to Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum prior to the fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Richard Commey at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2021 in New York, New York. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The Ring heavyweight rankings

Last updated March 21

  • Tyson Fury (c)
  • 1. Oleksandr Usyk
  • 2. Anthony Joshua
  • 3. Deontay Wilder
  • 4. Dillian Whyte
  • 5. Joseph Parker
  • 6. Andy Ruiz Jr
  • 7. Luis Ortiz
  • 8. Joe Joyce
  • 9. Filip Hrgovic
  • 10. Frank Sanchez
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

IBF heavyweight rankings

Last updated April 14

  • Oleksandr Usyk (c)
  • 1. VACANT
  • 2. Luis Ortiz
  • 3. Filip Hrgovic
  • 4. Anthony Joshua
  • 5. Tony Yoka
  • 6. Joe Joyce
  • 7. Agit Kabayel
  • 8. Murat Gassiev
  • 9. Andy Ruiz Jr
  • 10. Demsey McKean
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

WBA heavyweight rankings

Last updated April 4

  • Oleksandr Usyk (Super)
  • Trevor Bryan (c)
  • 1. Daniel Dubois
  • 2. Michael Hunter
  • 3. Robert Helenius
  • 4. Hughie Fury
  • 5. Anthony Joshua
  • 6. Deontay Wilder
  • 7. Agit Kabayel
  • 8. Arslanbek Makhmudov
  • 9. Zhan Kossobutskiy
  • 10. Martin Bakole
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Tyson Fury (top) reacts after knocking down Deontay Wilder in the third round of their WBC Heavyweight Championship title fight at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight rankings

Last updated April 14

  • Tyson Fury (c)
  • Dillian Whyte (interim)
  • 1. Deontay Wilder
  • 2. Joe Joyce
  • 3. Joseph Parker
  • 4. Frank Sanchez
  • 5. Andy Ruiz Jr
  • 6. Arslanbek Makhmudov
  • 7. Luis Ortiz
  • 8. Filip Hrgovic
  • 9. Michael Hunter
  • 10. Tony Yoka
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WBO heavyweight rankings

Last updated March 18

  • Oleksandr Usyk (c)
  • 1. Joe Joyce
  • 2. Joseph Parker
  • 3. Frank Sanchez
  • 4. Anthony Joshua
  • 5. Andy Ruiz Jr
  • 6. Daniel Dubois
  • 7. Luis Ortiz
  • 8. Michael Hunter
  • 9. Zhang Zhilei
  • 10. Evgenyi Romanov

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