Tyson Fury has missed out on a place in The Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound top 10 list.
The Gypsy King won the WBC heavyweight title by beating Deontay Wilder in seven rounds during their highly anticipated rematch in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Following his sublime performance Fury, who remains undefeated, is now considered the best heavyweight on the planet ahead of Anthony Joshua.
But Fury’s display was not enough to make the cut in The Ring Magazine’s latest pound-for-pound list.
‘Although not aesthetically pleasing on the eye, Fury is a heck of a fighter,’ said The Ring Magazine’s panelist Anson Wainwright.
‘I’d like to see him enter the mythical pound-for-pound list off that outstanding win, but I don’t really want to see Manny Pacquiao drop out.’
Another panelist, Martin Mulcahey, agreed with the decision: ‘I don’t think defeating a one-dimensional puncher twice elevates Fury into the pound-for-pound top 10, not to mention his struggle against Otto Wallin.
‘Yes, it was a very impressive victory but not as good as Pacquiao over Thurman for the last spot.
‘Heavyweights are just not as talented as other divisions, so it’s harder for someone, even as talented as Fury, to accumulate credit.
‘If Fury beats Anthony Joshua, then I will reconsider.’
THE RING MAGAZINE POUND-FOR-POUND TOP 10
1. Canelo Alvarez
2. Vasyl Lomachenko
3. Naoya Inoue
4. Terence Crawford
5. Oleksandr Usyk
6️. Errol Spence
7. Gennady Golovkin
8. Juan Estrada
9. Artur Beterbiev
10. Manny Pacquiao
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the Mexican four-division world champion, tops the list with Vasyl Lomachenko, who is set to face Teofimo Lopez later this year, in second place.
Japan’s brilliant bantamweight Naoya Inoue is rated third on the pound-for-pound list, while Terence Crawford is fourth and Oleksandr Usyk, who moved up to heavyweight last year after he unified the cruiserweight division in 2018, is in fifth spot.
In sixth place is American welterweight Errol Spence, two-time world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is seventh, Juan Estrada, the Mexican super flyweight champion is eighth while
Russian light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev is ninth.
The surprise inclusion comes in 10th place as Manny Pacquiao still makes the cut.
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