Eddie Hearn names Oleksandr Usyk in his top five heavyweights alongside Tyson Fuy and Anthony Joshua
The heavyweight division scene is as exciting as it has ever been with a plethora of talented fighters.
Anthony Joshua is the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA [Super) champion while his American rival, Deontay Wilder, is the WBC champion.
Both of those men have challengers in the form of Jarrell Miller and Dominic Breazeale respectively, then you have Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Luis Ortiz and a whole host of fighters looking for a world title.
On top of that, undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has just made the step up to heavyweight.
So, who are the top five heavyweights in the world right now? According to Matchroom Boxing king Eddie Hearn – a man who represents a couple of them – they all line up behind AJ.
In an interview with Seconds Out Boxing, Hearn placed in order: Joshua, Fury, Whyte, Wilder and Usyk.
Wilder is unbeaten and a world champion while Usyk hasn’t even had a heavyweight bout yet. He’ll face Carlos Takam on his debut at that weight.
Fans on Twitter have taken exception to Hearn’s opinion and it’s safe to say they see things differently.
Out of those five men, Fury and Wilder have fought to a draw and Joshua defeated Whyte in 2015, but Whyte has vastly improved since then, is on a nine-fight win streak and has beaten two former world champions along the way.
That’s probably a different fight today. Still, with four of those five men occupied for their next bouts, the onus is on them and their promoters to face each other in the coming year or so.
Source: SportsLatest TS