‘He Beat Everybody’-Khabib Nurmagomedov Names the Best Boxer in the World

Published 07/30/2021, 11:33 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia is interviewed after his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


There is a constant debate among boxing fans as to who the best in the world is. While Canelo Alvarez sits atop the pound-for-pound rankings, the likes of Tyson Fury and Terence Crawford make an excellent case for being the best in the world. 

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In a recent video shared on YouTube, the ESNEWS channel was able to get an interview with Khabib Nurmagomedov prior to his podcast with Mike Tyson. During the interview, the host asked Khabib Nurmagomedov who he thought was the best boxer in the world at the moment. 

The Eagle’ replied, “I think, I truly believe Tyson Fury is the best. Heavyweight, and undefeated, and he beat everybody. I think very close like Canelo, Usyk, Crawford like all these guys very close. Like my opinion is Tyson Fury is top….. Right now I believe Tyson Fury is the best.”
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Tyson Fury will cement his place among the very best with a win over Deontay Wilder 

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Getting a fight done in boxing is not easy. Especially when it is at the highest level. This was proved when the fight between Fury and Joshua, arguably the biggest heavyweight fight of this decade, fell through. Following successful litigation by Wilder and his camp, he was able to exercise the option for a trilogy that was present in their contract. 

This set up an extremely exciting trilogy fight between two of the biggest names, not just at heavyweight, but boxing in general. The press conference between the two men showed that Wilder took a different approach. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ did not answer any questions from the press, stating the time for talking was done. 

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Unfortunately for boxing fans, the fight had to be pushed back. A COVID outbreak in Fury’s camp meant that the organizers postponed the fight by two months.

On October 9, both men have a lot to prove in the fight. For Wilder, it is a chance to secure a win and establish himself as the top heavyweight once again. For Fury, it is a chance to further establish himself as the top dog at heavyweight and set up a super fight against Joshua should he secure a win against Usyk. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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