Deontay Wilder Retains Top Spot In WBC Heavyweight Rankings
The latest list sees Deontay Wilder top of the pile despite losing to current ruler Tyson Fury a second time.
WBC has decided to rank Deontay Wilder as the No. 1 heavyweight in the latest rankings confirmed at the 59th Convention held in Mexico. Despite losing twice to Fury, the Bronze Bomber seems to have impressed the WBC panelists.
Wilder held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020 until he lost his career’s first fight to the Gypsy King.
There is, however, no denying how Wilder dominated the heavyweight division during his title reign. With Fury hinting at retirement by the end of 2022, the Bomber can lead at the heavyweight helm once again.
Fury could fight WBC interim heavyweight titlist, Dillian Whyte, in the first quarter of the coming year. He could then lock horns with either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.
Once he completes both fights, Fury is likely to call time on his star-studded career.
Coming back to the WBC rankings, Joe Joyce maintained the second spot with Andy Ruiz Jr. and Joseph Parker following. Cuba’s Frank Sanchez has jumped to the fifth spot.