16:59 20 May 2024

The Ring names Ukrainian Usyk as world's top boxer

Photo: Oleksandr Usyk / Facebook

Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk has been named the top boxer in the world by The Ring Sports magazine, regardless of weight class (P4P). Following his win over Tyson Fury, Usyk climbed from third place in the rankings to claim the top spot.

The Ring reports this on its website.

The most recent ranking considered the outcomes of the latest fights and featured the top ten greatest boxers in history.

The ranking was dominated by Japan's Naoya Inoue, the undisputed champion in the lightweight division. However, he has since been bumped down to second place. Meanwhile, American welterweight champion Terence Crawford holds the third spot.

Other boxers included in the rating are:

  • Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine)
  • Naoya Inoue (Japan)
  • Terence Crawford (USA)
  • Saul Alvarez (Mexico)
  • Artur Beterbiev (Russia)
  • Dmitriy Bivol (Russia)
  • Errol Spence Jr. (USA)
  • Gervonta Davis (USA)
  • Jesse Rodriguez (USA)
  • Junto Natakani (Japan)

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It's worth mentioning that on the evening of May 19 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury squared off in a super heavyweight bout for the undisputed world championship in boxing.

In an incredible confrontation, the Ukrainian boxer won and became the absolute world champion.

This is the first fight to determine the undisputed world champion in the super heavyweight division during the four-belt era. Usyk was defending his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles while also attempting to claim Fury's WBC title.

After 12 rounds, the judges' scores declared Oleksandr Usyk the winner over Tyson Fury with a split decision of 115-112, 114-113, and 113-114.


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