Tyson Fury reigns supreme but who else would you include in Britain’s top five heavyweights? | Boxing News

Britain has a formidable heavyweight crop, but where would you rank the biggest names in the top five? The expert group has issued its verdict …

Tyson Fury still holds an unbeaten record and the WBC belt, but will be threatened by mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next year and Anthony Joshua can recapture three world titles in a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

Where will Fury, Joshua, Whyte and the others fit into the top five British heavyweights on the panel?

Adam Smith

Tyson Fury is number one. He spent that wonderful night against Wladimir Klitschko, went through hell and then came back personally, and beat the greatest boxer in the world, in my opinion, three times in three different ways. That’s why it’s the best. Did he fight Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte? No. He won’t be remembered along with Lennox Lewis until he’s done all of this.

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Anthony Joshua is preparing for a second match against OIeksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua is a two-time heavyweight world champion, a superstar who has transcended the sport. It was incredible and now we’ll see if he grows up under the pressure of becoming a three-time champion.

Dillian Whyte fought all but the elite heavyweights in the division. He has long awaited his opportunity to fight for a world title. Dillian did everything asked of him, he’s a fighter from the past and he should be a world champion, but he’s not yet because it’s a very competitive era. Now hopefully it has a chance to prove itself in 2022.

Joe Joyce is a number four. He is a former Olympic star, undefeated and defeated Daniel Dubois along with a nice win over Carlos Takam. Joe is on the brink. Age isn’t on his side and we all know he’s not the hardest to hit, but he’s so tough and has such a good engine. I would love to see him fight for a world title at some point.

You have to go Daniel Dubois after that for the potential. Obviously he had a setback, but that can happen in heavyweight boxing. It happened to Frank Bruno, it happened to Lewis, it’s not the end of the world. He can come back. He’s with a great coach like Shane McGuigan and let’s see what he can do.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Dillian Whyte
4. Joe Joyce
5. Daniel Dubois

Matthew Macklin

Tyson Fury at number one. He is the proven man, he is undefeated and he is the undisputed champion. Fury is universally accepted as the number one.

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Fury was cautious about his future plans

You have to go AJ after. He lost to Oleksandr Usyk, but beat Dillian Whyte. Yes, that was a long time ago, but I’d still put AJ down to two.

Whyte is at number three. He proved it. Dillian had two brilliant fights with Derek Chisora, both of which were great fights, and he ultimately prevailed in them.

But you have to give Chisora ​​credit, she’s tough as old boots and she’s really put Usyk under pressure. Chisora ​​also regularly fought at a higher level than Joe Joyce.

Joyce has beaten Dubois and has a great pedigree, won an Olympic silver medal and is deceptively much better than you expect.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Dillian Whyte
4. Derek Chisora
5. Joe Joyce

Johnny nelson

Tyson Fury is at number one for obvious reasons, as he has once again proven his worth in an epic fight against Deontay Wilder.

Anthony Joshua was there on top as a two-time heavyweight world champion. He has that experience and we know what he is capable of.

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Dillian Whyte demolished Alexander Povetkin in a rematch

Dillian Whyte has put himself in a position where he is ready to challenge for a world title. If there is a man in boxing of any weight who deserves this chance, it is Dillian Whyte. He did everything asked of him and more.

Joe Joyce is a behemoth and what you hear from people in boxing, they know Joe Joyce and he has the respect of so many current fighters.

Then Daniel Dubois. After that interruption when it has undergone a broken orbit, such a defeat will do or destroy you. I think defeat will make Dubois.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Dillian Whyte
4. Joe Joyce
5. Daniel Dubois

Natasha Jonas

Tyson Fury would be number one. He is undefeated, he is the WBC champion and he comes from another big win over Deontay Wilder.

Anthony Joshua is at number two. He is a two-time world champion who has produced some truly impressive title defenses.

Joe Joyce
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Joe Joyce extended his unbeaten record with a Carlos Takam arrest

Joe Joyce. He is a former Olympic silver medalist, produced another dominant win over Carlos Takam this year and has yet to suffer a professional defeat.

Dillian Whyte. For me, after Joshua’s fight, Whyte was the most improved boxer in Britain by a mile. I’m not sure he developed anything new from those two fights against Derek Chisora.

I will also go to Chisora. It’s at that level where it’s not quite world-class, but it’s way above the home scene.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Joe Joyce
4. Dillian Whyte
5. Derek Chisora

Carl Froch

Tyson Fury is at number one, because he is the current British heavyweight world champion and is still undefeated. Fury’s third fight against Deontay Wilder had absolutely everything, but in the end Fury overwhelmed him. You’re running out of names of people who could really beat Fury.

It has to be Anthony Joshua next due to his past successes. He is a two-time heavyweight world champion. But I think he needs to rediscover the same explosive style and ruthless instinct he showed in that win over Wladimir Klitschko.

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Anthony Joshua had finished last year with an explosive victory over Kubrat Pulev

Dillian Whyte is at number three. He gives everyone a tough fight and still has a lot to do in the sport. I believe he is capable of achieving a great victory.

Joe Joyce is a former Olympic silver medalist and is still undefeated as a pro. Joe is incredibly tough and could be a real danger to the heavyweight heavyweights.

Daniel Dubois had a bad defeat against Joyce, but Joyce can do it to anyone, and I still think he has great potential.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Dillian Whyte
4. Joe Joyce
5. Daniel Dubois

George Groves

Tyson Fury is at number one. He is in great shape and physically huge. Tyson has his size count most of the time. Sometimes those dimensions mask the things he’s wrong, but he’s also nimble, has decent hand speed, and now has a lot of self-confidence. Since beating Wladimir Klitschko, the best name on his record is Deontay Wilder. I’d like to see him in some household dusting to see how he fares.

I think number two is Anthony Joshua. He’s hit some good names when he really rises to the occasion. Joshua knows how to punch and technically throws his shots well. There is a lot more he could easily develop in his game. AJ also got that win over Whyte, which would be of great help if they fought again.

Dillian Whyte
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Dillian Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury

Dillian Whyte is ahead of the others. He has a ferocious left, it’s a fantastic shot. I think sometimes he might think too much about things. For example, when he boxed Derek Chisora, he got a “Get Out of Jail” card when he iced him with that hook. But Dillian is a true student of the game now that he is dedicated to his craft.

Joe Joyce is like a wild card. It’s crude and if you throw it in there, it could give anyone a hard night’s work, or it could blow their minds. Joyce has had great momentum and his confidence will increase from the Dubois win. We hope to see him in another significant fight soon. Joseph Parker could be a great battle for Joyce.

The pack of pursuers includes the likes of Hughie Fury and Daniel Dubois, but Derek Chisora ​​could still be a stern test for those guys. Derek is a fantastic goalkeeper for the heavyweight division if you want to break through to the elite level. You won’t have an easy night against Chisora ​​when it’s ready.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Dillian Whyte
4. Joe Joyce
5. Derek Chisora

Dave Coldwell

Tyson Fury is number one because he is the hardest to beat. Even when he had a night off against Otto Wallin and a couple of others, he still managed to win. Tyson can box in numerous styles. For me, my perception of him changed when he showed what he could do in Wilder’s second fight. The third fight, when Tyson just walked in for a tear, technically didn’t look good. It wasn’t his best night, but once again he won.

Anthony Joshua is next thanks to what he has achieved, but he is also a very good fighter. Just because he traded with Andy Ruiz Jr and got beaten up, and then fought and lost to a boxing master in Oleksandr Usyk, doesn’t make him a bad fighter. He only made a couple of bad decisions and still produced some fantastic wins.

Joe Joyce
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Joe Joyce resumes his quest for the world title shot in 2022

If you look at Dillian Whyte’s resume, he has ticked the boxes on the left, right and center. Dillian has consistently fought high-level opponents. He is a true fighter of the past and deserves his recognition and his shot at the world title.

Joe Joyce is at number four. Even though he doesn’t have the fastest hands and looks guilty, Joe’s punches continue to land and continue to have an effect. He also takes his opponent’s blows and keeps coming. Joe could be a nightmare for anyone to face, because he is relentless and hits hard.

People can talk about Derek Chisora’s losses as much as they like, but see who he fought and lost with. The other British heavyweights haven’t fought and beat anyone better than Derek. Without a doubt, it is number five.

1. Tyson Fury
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Dillian Whyte
4. Joe Joyce
5. Derek Chisora

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