WBO Heavyweight Rankings

Rank
Boxer
Nationality
Record
C
Anthony Joshua
GBR
24-1 (22)
#1
Oleksandr Usyk
UKR
18-0 (13)
#2
Joe Joyce
GBR
13-0 (12)
#3
Joseph Parker
NZL
29-2 (21)
#4
Andy Ruiz Jr.
MEX
34-2 (22)
#5
Frank Sanchez
CUB
18-0 (13)
#6
Michael Hunter
USA
19-1-1 (13)
#7
Luis Ortiz
CUB
32-2-2 (27)
#8
Zhilei Zhang
CHN
22-0-1 (17)
#9
Evgeny Romanov
RUS
15-0 (11)
#10
Efe Ajagba
NGR
15-0 (12)
#11
Demsey McKean
AUS
18-0 (12)
#12
Agit Kabayel
GER
21-0 (13)
#13
Filip Hrgovic
CRO
12-0 (10)
#14
Ali Eren Demirezen
TUR
14-1 (11)
#15
Tony Yoka
FRA
10-0 (8)

No sooner than Deontay Wilder had entered the WBO heavyweight rankings, he then exited them after a month at #4.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ of course will challenge for Tyson Fury’s WBC, Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles in Las Vegas on July 24 – so he has somewhat bigger fish to fry right now.

WBO title on line in AJ vs Usyk

The WBO title will be on the line on September 25 when reigning champion Anthony Joshua defends against mandatory challenger and former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk. That bout is set to take place at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Undefeated British prospect Joe Joyce remains at #2 behind Usyk in the list, and he will become the governing body’s next mandatory if he successfully overcomes Frenchman Carlos Takam in London on July 24.

Ajagba vs Sanchez a beauty

One notable entry into the list for June is undefeated Nigerian prospect Efe Ajagba (15-0). He is due to meet the #5 Frank Sanchez (18-0) in a fascinating matchup on the Fury vs Wilder undercard on July 24.

The Fury vs Wilder 3 card also has two other fascinating heavyweight matchups – as Robert Helenius rematches with Adam Kownacki and the exciting Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson meets Vladimir Tereshkin.

The other new entry into the WBO top 15 in the latest rankings update is Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz. He figures prominently with all of the governing bodies. Dropping out meanwhile is British prospect Daniel Dubois, who is now the WBA interim champion after blasting out Bogdan Dinu inside two rounds in early June.

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