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.