Anthony Joshua’s Signing Says Tyson Fury ‘Leaps and Bounds’ Above the Rest

Published 11/27/2021, 7:08 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury (R) and Otto Wallin fight during their heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

After handing Deontay Wilder the second defeat of his pro-career in October, WBC champion Tyson Fury is apparently ruling over the heavyweight division. None from the weight class can challenge his resume at the time. Although Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte can claim to vanquish Fury in a potential fight, it will be hard to believe unless done in reality. That said, former champion Anthony Joshua’s latest signing, Frazer Clarke, has also hailed ‘The Gypsy King’ over every other active heavyweight.

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Fury is currently being rumored to defend his title against his mandatory Dillian Whyte next. The bout has yet to meet fruition, as it is now dealing with contractual complexities. However, the combat community is already making predictions for the in-ring outcome.

When asked about the possible Fury vs Whyte matchup, Clarke said, “It’s a good fight, it’s a good British fight. You put Tyson Fury out as a massive favorite, obviously. But Dillian Whyte is the boogeyman, possesses a lot of power, not scared of anyone. So, I would enjoy seeing it. For me at the minute, Tyson Fury leaps and bounds above the rest of the pack.”  

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Frazer Clarke, the super heavyweight, is working with Anthony Joshua and his 258 MGT. But he had to admit facts, as reality reflects Fury as the true heavyweight kingpin. While Anthony Joshua could have held the same spot, a loss against Oleksandr Usyk has thrown him out of the top-tier conversation.

Until ‘AJ’ regains his heavyweight titles against Usyk in a rematch, he cannot afford to target any other matchups in the division. While Wilder is also out of the title scene after his second loss in a row, it’s Tyson Fury who can boldly hold the top spot.

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Is Tyson Fury really the best heavyweight right now?

A former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Usyk, holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles now. Akin to Fury, he is also undefeated as a professional. Besides, Usyk has an Olympic gold to tout under his name. All these features put him on the list of the best. However, as he has had only three heavyweight fights, Tyson Fury’s heavyweight dominance is still unmatched.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Having beaten elites like Klitschko, Wilder (2), Wallin, and several others, Fury has done enough to be considered the best heavyweight of the era. However, he will always have contenders to vanquish as long as he remains active.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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