Tyson Fury ranked best heavyweight fighter after historical upset against Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury, the two-time heavyweight champion, has now been ranked number one fighter in new heavyweight division ranking. Gypsy King moved ahead of others in the division after a sweat-boiling showdown against Deontay Wilder.
Bronze Bomber came close behind the British with Anthony Joshua sealing the third spot Tyson Fury has been ranked number one fighter in the heavyweight division following his flawless victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vega on Sunday, February 23. The Gypsy King totally outsmarted Bronze Bomber in the heavyweight showdown that went down in history, becoming the new WBC champion of the world far from his homeland in the United Kingdom. During the sweat-boiling showdown that held at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury recorded an emphatic seventh-round stoppage over Deontay, leaving the ears and mouth of his opponent bleeding.
Remember it was Tyson's idea to change trainer & completely switch his style up. Pundits thought he was mad, it turns out to be the best possible gameplan to defeat Deontay Wilder.
— Boxing Legends TV (@BoxingLegendsTV) February 23, 2020
Wilder and Fury had their first fight in December 2018 and it resulted into a controversial split, with both sides emerging winners in grand style. The American heavyweight champ had landed a brutal knockout-bound punch on Tyson Fury but the Brit got his moves back to give Wilder some chases inside the ring. Fury has now moved ahead of Anthony Joshua and both Deontay Wilder in the heavyweight division after being ranked by The Athletic.
Tyson Fury makes history:
He is now the 1st fighter to end TWO reigns of 10+ title defenses:
2015: Fury defeats Wladimir Klitschko, who was attempting a 19th title defense
2020: Fury defeats Deontay Wilder, who was attempting an 11th title defense
This was Wilder's 1st loss pic.twitter.com/ZCdXCSMhfJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 23, 2020
Coming behind Fury is the immediate WBC champion Wilder who lost his first career fight as a professional boxer to Fury. The Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua came on the third spot while Mexican heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz sealed the fourth spot. Heavyweight new boy Oleksandr Usyk is ranked fifth while British fighter Dillian Whyte is on the sixth spot with Cuban heavyweight star Luis Ortiz coming behind.