WBC Heavyweight Rankings

Rank
Boxer
Nationality
Record
C
Tyson Fury
GBR
31-0-1 (22)
IC
Dillian Whyte
GBR
28-2 (19)
#1
Deontay Wilder
USA
42-2-1 (41)
#2
Andy Ruiz Jr.
MEX
34-2 (22)
#3
Joe Joyce
GBR
13-0 (12)
#4
Luis Ortiz
CUB
32-2-2 (27)
#5
Joseph Parker
NZL
29-2 (21)
#6
Frank Sanchez
CUB
19-0 (13)
#7
Michael Hunter
USA
20-1-1 (14)
#8
Agit Kabayel
GER
21-0 (13)
#9
Filip Hrgovic
CRO
13-0 (11)
#10
Arslanbek Makhmudov
RUS
12-0 (12)
#11
Tony Yoka
FRA
11-0 (9)
#12
Dereck Chisora
GBR
32-11 (23)
#13
Robert Helenius
FIN
31-3 (20)
#14
Martin Bakole
COD
17-1-0 (12)
#15
Charles Martin
USA
28-2-1 (25)

Tyson Fury is STILL the WBC heavyweight champion after stopping Deontay Wilder in a terrific trilogy fight in Las Vegas on October 9.

‘The Gypsy King’ (now 31-0-1) recovered from two fourth-round knockdowns to finally put the brave ‘Bronze Bomber’ away in the 11th round at T-Mobile Arena. It was a gripping showdown and one which cements the positions of both men in heavyweight folklore.

Next up for Fury is likely to be a title defence against fellow Briton Dillian Whyte – if Whyte can overcome Sweden’s Otto Wallin on a DAZN card in London on October 30. The WBC has mandated Fury must defend against Whyte if he comes out victorious.

While Whyte is the interim champion, Wilder remains #1 on the WBC rankings courtesy of that stellar showing in defeat vs Fury.

Frank Sanchez moving on up

That Fury vs Wilder 3 show in Vegas had plenty of heavyweight interest on the undercard – notably a fascinating unbeaten scrap between two unbeaten prospects who were both ranked in the top 15 by the WBC. Frank Sanchez vs Efe Ajagba may not have produced the hoped-for fireworks, but it did offer a classy performance which sees Sanchez rocket up the rankings.

‘The Cuban Flash’ (now 19-0) goes up from #11 to #6 on the latest WBC heavyweight rankings list on the back of a comfortable points victory against his big-punching Nigerian opponent. Frank displayed elite footwork, movement and hand speed to completely befuddle Ajagba, who appeared unable to pull the trigger on that big right hand. He drops out of the top 15.

Helenius back in the big time

Robert Helenius meanwhile is back in the top 15 after his second win against Brooklyn-based Polish prospect Adam Kownacki – again on the Fury vs Wilder 3 undercard.

The 37-year-old Swedish-born Finn had produced a big upset to burst the unbeaten Kownacki’s bubble in 2020. And despite being the underdog again here, he followed up here with an even more convincing victory. While Robert is officially back in the heavyweight picture, it’s difficult to see a path to the top right now for the exposed Kownacki.

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