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Top 10 heavyweight boxers within the last 15 years

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Top 10 heavyweight boxers within the last 15 years

The heavyweight amongst Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte generated a lot of enjoyment, with bookmakers like Guess365 giving mouthwatering betting odds for the contest.

 Yes, Tyson Fury sent Whyte crashing to the canvas with a famous uppercut, restating his assert to becoming a single of the best the heavyweight division has ever noticed. 

But there ended up some other legends before him. Enable us talk about some of the best heavyweight boxers in the previous 15 several years (in no specific get).

1.   Luis Ortiz (32-2- with 27 KOs)

Luis Ortiz is a consistent heavyweight boxer, renowned for the ease he swept his opponents aside.

This is adequately evidenced by his 27 knockouts. Luiz Ortiz etched his identify in boxing history for his potent punching and counterpunching capability.

He held the interim WBA heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016, and he also contended for the WBC title two times in 2018 and 2019.

His largest acquire came in the seventh spherical in opposition to Bryant Jennings, when a left uppercut sent him to the floor, gorgeous anyone.

2.   Oleksandr Usyk (19– with 13 KOs)

Usyk dominated the cruiserweight division for 5 several years before transferring up to the heavyweight division in 2019.

Currently, in the heavyweight division, Usyk won his initial heavyweight struggle, defeating Chazz Witherspoon in the seventh round with a TKO.

Even so, the Ukrainian is a lot more famed for his surprise victory above former heavyweight winner, Anthony Joshua, in 2019. 

This win over Joshua crowned him the Unified Heavyweight Winner. 

3.   Anthony Joshua (24-2- with 22 K.Os)

Anthony Joshua is a family identify all over the entire world. In 2017, he began his stratospheric climb with a spectacular victory towards Wladimir Klitschko, ultimately ending the environment champion’s profession.

He went on to defeat quite a few heavyweights, winning the IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA (Tremendous) championships.

In June 2019, he misplaced all 4 belts to Andy Ruiz Jr, ending his unbeaten streak. In a dominant rematch in Saudi Arabia, he manufactured a comeback and reclaimed the 4 belts.

Anthony Joshua dropped his combat in opposition to Oleksandr Usyk, shedding the belts again. A rematch is in the operates, and Joshua hopes to make amends after far more.

4.   Joe Joyce (13– with 12 KOs)

 Joe Joyce is a tricky hitter acknowledged for his remarkable punches. Nicknamed the Juggernaut, Joyce appears to be to absolve all punches thrown at him.

 The major spotlight of his job arrived in a earn towards compatriot Daniel Dubois in a closely contested battle, knocking him out in the 10th round.

Joe Joyce is still to lose a professional bout as he seeks to perform his way up to the leading.

5.   Dillian Whyte (28-3- with 19 KOs)

Dillian Whyte got famed soon after losing his initially professional bout in the seventh round towards British opponent Anthony Joshua.

Due to the fact then, Whyte has fought and won significant-profile fights versus Dereck Chisora (twice), Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, Robert Helenius, Oscar Rivas, and other heavyweights to solidify his put in the heavyweight division.

From 2019 to 2020, he received the WBC interim heavyweight title 2 times, and then once again from 2021 to 2022. He most lately shed to Tyson Fury in a sold-out Wembley present.

6.   Joseph Parker (30-2- with 21 KOs)

Joseph Parker has had a good run of form due to the fact going pro in 2012. He has a robust document versus elite opponents and was the WBO heavyweight champion.

Parker retained his WBO Heavyweight Champion right after a vast majority conclusion victory in excess of Andy Ruiz Jr. Famously, Parker handed the Mexican the to start with reduction of his occupation in 2016. 

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Parker would successfully defend his title 2 times, including towards an additional unbeaten opponent at the time, Hughie Fury.

His only losses, like Luis Ortiz, had been in two of his most essential profession fights: in opposition to Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua.

7.     Alexander Povetkin (36-3-1 with 25 KOs)

From 2011 to 2013, Povetkin held the WBA Inter Heavyweight titles and experienced an great high-quality get file.

A recent come upon with Dillian White yielded his most shocking triumph ever. In August 2020, Alexander Povetkin defeated Dillian Whyte in a match that observed him demonstrate remarkable resiliency. 

In spite of this victory, he was defeated in the rematch by a complex knockout in the fourth round.

Povetkin, who is 41 decades outdated, announced his retirement on June 13, 2021, citing well being reasons.

8.   Deontay Wilder (42-2-1 with 41 KOs)

Deontay Wilder is arguably the most effective boxer in modern boxing. All but a person of his fights have finished in a knockout.

In 2015, Wilder grew to become a globe winner soon after defeating Bermane Stiverne for the WBC Heavyweight title. He correctly defended his title 9 occasions, knocking out his opponent just about every time.

One particular of the most talked-about fights of his occupation was a trilogy with Tyson Fury. The very first fight finished in a attract, though he misplaced the other individuals.

9.   Tyson Fury (32–1 with 23 KOs)

Tyson Fury is 1 of the world’s most attained boxers nowadays. In 2015, he received a unanimous selection in excess of Wladimir Klitschko to develop into the undisputed heavyweight winner.

Just after this victory, Fury place his occupation on pause just after a very well-documented psychological health fight. Fury returned just about two decades afterwards to decide up the place he still left off.

He gained two fights on his way to a draw with Deontay Wilder for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, ending their undefeated streaks.

Most not too long ago, Fury finished Whyte’s hope of reclaiming the heavyweight’s elite belts. Fury followed this victory with a controversial statement on retiring.

10.   Andy Ruiz Jr. (34-2- with 22 KO’s)

Andy Ruiz Jr. is an great example of capitalizing on alternatives. Inspite of his preceding victories, he was nevertheless to gain a championship.

On the other hand, with an surprising victory around undisputed winner Anthony Joshua, he turned things all around and became the undisputed winner in his position.

Despite dropping the rematch, he has put the loss powering him and has continued his winning streak with a victory about Chris Arreola.

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