Anthony Joshua Ranked No.1 in Ring Magazine Heavyweight Ranking

Anthony Joshua Ranked No.1 in Ring Magazine Heavyweight Ranking

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Anthony Joshua successfully defended his WBA, WBO and IBF titles against challenger Pulev

- The British-Nigerian boxer has been ranked No.1 by the Ring Magazine

- Tyson Fury retains his champion status following the victory over Wilder in February

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Following his victory over Kubrat Pulev, his mandatory challenger, British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua has moved to number one position in the latest Ring Magazine Heavyweight Ranking.

Joshua brutally stopped Pulev in round 9 of their epic bout at the 02 Arena in London on December 12 to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

In the latest ranking, Joshua secured his No.1 position in The Ring Magazine's rankings, behind Tyson Fury who's still The Ring Magazine champion.

The 'Gypsy King' claimed the status after he defeated Deontay Wilder during their blockbuster showdown in February.

The Ring Magazine heavyweight ranking as cited in SPORTbible:

C. Tyson Fury

1. Anthony Joshua

2. Deontay Wilder

3. Alexander Povetkin

4. Dillian Whyte

5. Luis Ortiz

6. Andy Ruiz Jr

7. Joseph Parker

8. Michael Hunter

9. Oscar Rivas

10. Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua could finally go ahead with a heavyweight unification clash with Tyson Fury in 2021 as mandatory IBF challenger Oleksandr Usyk has hinted he is willing to step aside.

Anthony Joshua ranked No.1 as Tyson Fury maintains Ring Magazine heavyweight champion status
Anthony Joshua celebrates win over Kubrat Pulev. Photo: Andrew Couldridge
Source: Getty Images

Legendary Floyd Mayweather was among the celebrities cheering AJ to triumph in the stands after travelling all the way to London to watch the match against the Bulgarian.

After the match, Joshua celebrated his glory at the ringside with the undefeated retired American icon as they exchange a few ideas.

The Briton was spotted in a short clip leaning towards Mayweather for some words of wisdom as he told the camera some of the content of their conversation, saying: "He says it's chess, not chequers."

Mayweather was heard shouting instructions to Joshua, but it was his sparkling jewellery which caught AJ's eye the most.

However, earlier reported that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has vowed to knock his countryman Anthony Joshua out in the third round.

Fury sent a message to the two-time heavyweight champions, saying they are squaring up next, adding that the 31-year-old has no place to hide now.

The Gypsy King also said that he will make it quick by beating his countryman in the second to the third round of the fight so they can all go back home in time.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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