Anthony Joshua: Boxing champion ranked biggest heavyweight star by BoxRec

Anthony Joshua: Boxing champion ranked biggest heavyweight star by BoxRec

- Anthony Joshua has been ranked biggest heavyweight star by BoxRec

- The Briton sealed the first spot on BoxRec ranking after his victory over Andy Ruiz

- Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk, Fury and Ruiz respectively occupy the next four spots

Anthony Joshua has been ranked the biggest star of the heavyweight boxing division by BoxRec following his quite impressive victory over Andy Ruiz.

Joshua avenged his first career loss through a unanimous point decision on the Mexican star on Saturday night, December 7, in Saudi Arabia.

The bout dubbed class of dunes saw Joshua dragged to the twelfth round by his chubby opponent in the 15-000 capacity Diriyah Arena stadium.

And with the victory, the British-Nigerian born fighter has been adjudged heavyweight best by BoxRec.

In its latest ranking, BoxRec put Joshua on the number one spot with 913.7 points, while WBC champion Deontay Wilder was reduced to the second spot with 756.1 points.

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The American boxing star successfully defended his WBC heavyweight belt for tenth time include an epochal victory over Cuban fighter Luis Ortiz in Las Vega.

And with 41 knock-out wins in 43 professional fights, Wilder has a point to prove as a top star of the division.

The ranking also saw heavyweight new star Oleksandr Usyk clinch the third spot with 580.5.

The former unified cruiserweight world champion moved up in weight to the heavyweight division following his win over Tony Bellew in November 2018.

British boxer, Tyson Fury could not make the first three spot despite having a stellar year in boxing and wrestling but clinch the fourth with 549.7.

Interesting, Andy Ruiz sealed the fifth spots with 486.6 despite suffering second career defeat to Joshua during the weekend.

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Meanwhile, had reported earlier that two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has relished the herculean challenge of fighting Ukrainian champion Oleksandr Usyk.

The British-Nigerian born fight defeated Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, December 7 to reclaim his heavyweight belts.

Source: Legit

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