Anthony Joshua has entered the brand new WBC heavyweight rankings following his second defeat to Oleksandr Usyk final month.
In a transfer that facilitates his agreed WBC heavyweight title combat with Tyson Fury on December 3, if it involves fruition, AJ has been positioned at #6 of their high 15.
As issues stand, Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr take the highest two spots.
At current, they appear prone to contest a ultimate eliminator to find out Fury’s subsequent WBC obligatory sooner or later subsequent yr.
In fact, sanctioning physique rankings usually are not merely an unbiased judgement of the most effective boxers within the division positioned so as of capacity.
Their predominant objective is to find out who’s eligible to problem for that organisation’s world title.
Any boxer throughout the high 15 can problem for a world title, therefore why this transfer technically confirms AJ could be eligible, although many knew this might all the time be the case regardless.
Every of the 4 main boxing world title organisations have their very own rankings they usually all look drastically totally different.
Quite than rating the most effective heavyweights primarily based purely on capacity, they often as a substitute consider which minor trinket belts the fighters have competed and paid sanctioning charges for previously, in addition to availability.
Most not too long ago, Joshua has been WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion and so didn’t function within the WBC’s rankings as a result of he was both holding or difficult for these titles as a substitute.
Nevertheless, now that the Usyk rematch is concluded, AJ is again within the place of contender once more and so has been ranked by the WBC.
WBC Heavyweight Rankings
Champion – Tyson Fury
1. Deontay Wilder
2. Andy Ruiz Jr
3. Frank Sanchez
4. Robert Helenius
5. Arslanbek Makhmudov
6. Anthony Joshua
7. Dillian Whyte
8. Otto Wallin
9. Martin Bakole
10. Zhan Kossobutskiy
11. Luis Ortiz
12. Michael Hunter
13. Derek Chisora
14. Filip Hrgovic
15. Efe Ajagba
A press release from Joshua’s administration firm 258 MGT on Monday learn: “258 and Matchroom Boxing can affirm, on behalf of Anthony Joshua, that we accepted all phrases offered to us by Tyson Fury’s group for a combat Dec 3 final Friday.
“As a result of Queen’s passing, it was agreed to halt all communication. We’re awaiting a response.”
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren issued a fast reply.
He tweeted in response: “Contract shall be with you very quickly.”