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Whyte on Hearn's List: He Should Have Ranked Me Above Fury

Last week, promoter Eddie Hearn ranked his top five heavyweights in the world.

At number one, in no surprise, Hearn named his star fighter, unified champion Anthony Joshua.

Hearn then tallied off Tyson Fury at number two, Dillian Whyte at three, WBC champion Deontay Wilder at four, and unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at five.

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But Whyte, who works with Hearn, disagrees with his list.

Whyte believes that Fury has not done enough to hold the number two position. In the opinion of Whyte, Hearn should have ranked him above Fury.

And if he was doing his own list, of course Whyte would position himself in the top spot. 

"Eddie had me ahead of Wilder, but he should have had me ahead of Fury as well. While Fury was off doing whatever he was doing, I was fighting and beating top contenders. People will argue and say ‘ah, he beat Wladimir Klitschko’ but that was about a 1000 years ago and he hasn’t got a world title any more even though I thought he beat that fake, protected champion Wilder, who keeps running from me," Whyte told Talk Sport.

"AJ has beaten some good fighters and has most of the belts so he’s got every right to be considered number one. But if I was picking my top heavyweights in the world, it would be different to Eddie’s. For starters, of course, I’d be number one!

"I’d have AJ at number two, Fury at number three, Wilder at four and Parker at five. Behind them would be Rivas, Povetkin and Ortiz. Those are the best names right now. Pulev is garbage, real garbage. Usyk isn’t a heavyweight yet. If he can deliver in his debut against Carlos Takam, then maybe. We have to wait and see."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Kezzer on 05-03-2019

Whyte does arguably have a stronger resume than anyone outside AJ. Fury has beaten Klitschko but that was before a lay-off and several years ago; and has beaten no one else of note. Wilders only win is against Ortiz who…

Comment by Oshio on 05-02-2019

Joshua Anthony Femi Whyte Ajagba DDD Dillian Fury Efe Wilder

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 05-02-2019

[QUOTE=kingstip9;19708412] I’d like to see him against Ortiz[/QUOTE] Oh yeah, that would be very good fight.

Comment by Pigeons on 05-02-2019

1. Wilder 2-5. Who cares?

Comment by FaustoGeraci on 05-02-2019

Putting bias aside let’s be honest...Joshua smokes this guy again. Wilder damn near kills him, gives him the Stiverne 2 treatment. Fury makes him look like an amateur and maybe even stops him late, after winning every round. Usyk gives…

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