Tyson Fury Pumped To Be BoxRec’s Number 2 Ranked Boxer

Published 09/15/2020, 9:30 AM EDT


The lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to Twitter and shared his excitement with fans about the recent BoxRec rankings. “The Gypsy King” secured the second overall position amongst active boxers and is second only to Saul Canelo Alvarez. Fury has outperformed all his Heavyweight counterparts, including Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as the sits atop the Heavyweight throne.

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Chiefly, Tyson Fury’s journey to the top has been a mixture of highs and lows, although he’s never lost. Moreover, ever since Tyson Fury made his return to boxing, he has been at the helm of his weight class. Not to mention, he has overcome several obstacles outside the ring to slowly regain his footing.

The WBC champion reached mainstream appeal after defeating the then reigning king in Wladimir Klitschko. Following a long hiatus he returned to active competition, however, he looked rusty after a long lay-off. Combat sports fans and pundits had largely written off Fury based on his comeback performances.

Tyson Fury: The resurgence

However, this all changed when he was matched up to face “The Bronze Bomber” in a high profile bout. The two elite boxers faced off in December 2018 and the fight delivered on several levels. Chiefly, Fury was pulling ahead, displaying crisp movement, and was on his way to clinch a decision. However, he would fall to Wilder’s power in the final round and the fight was almost stopped.

The judges scored the scheduled bout to be a draw, thus setting the scene for a rematch.

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The second meeting was far more decisive as Tyson Fury outboxed his opponent until he scalped the seventh round finish. With a win over Deontay Wilder, he found himself at the top of the heavyweight division, with a WBC strap to boot.

What’s more, they are set to face off in a trilogy fight that is targeted for the latter part of the year. Additionally, Top Rank’s Bob Arum is keen to have the fight take place at the Allegiant Arena in Las Vegas via ESPN. The bout will once more draw massive eyeballs because of the star power that both boxers possess.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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