World Boxing Council (WBC) champion
Tyson Fury was named the best heavyweight boxer in the world by Ring Magazine, ahead of rival Anthony Joshua.
Fury won the WBC heavyweight titles and & # 39; The Ring & # 39; after knocking out former American champion Deontay Wilder in February and dethroning his British rival at the top of the division.
The & # 39; Gypsy King & # 39; he is also scheduled to take on Joshua in two heavyweight battles in 2021, in one of the most anticipated fights in British boxing history.
Prosecutor Eddie Hearn confirmed the news in June this year, although the coronavirus pandemic has meant that Fury and Joshua's 2020 schedule has been suspended.
In the Ring Magazine ranking, Joshua dropped to second place after losing his boxing unbeaten run in 2019.
Joshua suffered a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019, but regained the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles after a successful rematch in December last year in Saudi Arabia.
Below Joshua in the ranking is Dillian Whyte, who replaced Wilder in third place. The British boxer beat Oscar Rivas and Mariusz Wach 2019 and is set to face Russian Alexander Povetkin in August.
Meanwhile, Wilder is set to face Fury for the third time in December, which could significantly benefit his position in the ranking.
Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz, who lost to Wilder last November, is in fifth place, while Povetkin is right behind him in sixth.
Joseph Parker, Michael Hunter and Oscar Rivas are next in line for Ring Magazine's ranking, while Joshua's next opponent, Kubrat Pulev, is in tenth place.
Joshua was due to face the Bulgarian in June this year at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but the fight was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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