British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte has named Tyson Fury as currently the 5th best heavyweight fighter in the world in his top 10 list.
Tyson Fury took on Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on the 1st of December 2018 that ended in a win for the American (barely and controversially).
Dillian Whyte ranks Tyson Fury 5th in his list of top 10 current heavyweights in the world. Joshua, Wilder, Whyte and Ruiz are above him.
All the years of being hit in the head has finally taken its toll.. @DillianWhyte #tysonfury https://t.co/QzIkqIyOXZ
— Karan (@writekaranwrite) July 5, 2019
Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua suffered a shock 7th round defeat to Andy Ruiz jr at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 1st of June 2019.
Dillian Whyte, who has held the WBC Silver title since 2017, and the WBO International title since 2018, during an interview, revealed his top 10 Heavyweights in the world.
On putting Tyson Fury at no. 5th on the list, a spot below himself, Dillian claimed:
“Don’t get me wrong, Tyson Fury’s a great fighter, won world titles, but it’s a funny one because how do you go from Deontay Wilder to fighting Tom Schwarz?
“How do people justify him being number one heavyweight in the world?”
Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua was ranked 3rd, one place above Whyte, while Deontay Wilder occupied the second spot.
The first spot went to Andy Ruiz jr. after his win against Anthony Joshua. As per Whyte:
“The reason I say he’s (Andy Ruiz) number one is he’s beaten Joshua and Joshua had four belts.”
The top 10 heavyweights in the world according to Dillian Whyte.
— Coral (@Coral) July 3, 2019
There are a lot of Boxing fans who would disagree with this list, including me.
For one, ranking Tyson Fury at the 5th position, while putting Wilder, Joshua and Ruiz above him is a controversial decision and obviously a few fans have vented their frustration on the Twitter already:
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Fury would beat him and Andy Ruiz in the same night
— DAZZA (@DazzaDNUFC) July 3, 2019
look at the state of this @Tyson_Fury haha
your number 1
— Mark-0 007 (@MarkHolt08) July 3, 2019
He’s on glue. @Tyson_Fury would box that square off him for 12 rounds. Still rate Whyte though, think he has the beating of Joshua and even could upset Wilder.
— Ronan C (@ronanesthetic) July 3, 2019
Fury number 1. End of discussion
— LUHG – Ryan (@ryangsaunders1) July 3, 2019
How is Fury not number one this geezer is taking the absolute piss must have hit his head hard when Joshua knocked him out
— JW (@jack_carefree) July 3, 2019
Tyson Fury is scheduled to take on Tom Schwarz before the British heavyweight gears up for the Deontay Wilder fight.
Anthony Joshua will take on Andy Ruiz in a re-match this winter.