Top 5 British Heavyweights 2020
December 2, 2020 By khansa
British boxing has been on the up for the last decade or so, primarily thanks to promotors such as Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. While every weight class in the sport is exciting for one reason or another, the heavyweights will always reign supreme in terms of popularity. And, the United Kingdom have several excellent fighters in the division who are titleholders or pushing for honours.
We kick off our list with Tyson Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion of the world. The Gypsy King has thirty wins and a draw under his belt from thirty-one bouts, and in the eyes of many is the top heavyweight on the planet. Last time out, Fury destroyed then WBC king Deontay Wilder, winning by TKO. It’s unclear who the thirty-two-year-old will fight next. But a mouth-watering match-up with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua is in store in 2021. By then we’re expecting the new sportsbook from UK’s own PartyCasino to be one of the best at supplying the odds, for a fight of this magnitude.
A lot of people will suggest Anthony Joshua is the heavyweight king because he holds most of the belts in the division. He’s also a two-time world champion. However, AJ did take a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, before going on to reclaim his titles in Saudi Arabia. In terms of resumé, Joshua trumps everyone British, but the test of his credentials will come when he faces off against The Gypsy King. The two are on another level where ability and achievements are concerned in comparison to the rest on the list.
Dillian Whyte is a boxer who has an excellent attitude in the sense he wants to be active. And, he will fight anyone, even though it may be wiser to sit and wait for opportunities. After engineering a fantastic position with the WBC, Whyte was knocked out cold by Alexander Povetkin last time out, the second defeat of his career. A rematch between the pair will take place early 2021, and Whyte is chomping at the bit for revenge, and eager to reclaim his WBC mandatory position.
Del Boy’s career in heavyweight boxing could have been over after his defeat to Agit Kabayel in Monaco several years ago. Since then, he’s teamed up with former foe David Haye, and a thirty-six-year-old Chisora is enjoying a new lease of life. Yes, he has two defeats from his last five bouts, but they are to Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte, which is nothing to be ashamed of after dispatching the likes of David Price, Artur Szpilka and Senad Gashi in between.
We end our list with a man who, after beating Daniel Dubois recently, is making moves at world level in the heavyweight division. Joe Joyce, an Olympic silver medallist and one of Britain’s all-time best amateur boxers, in now in a fantastic position with the WBO, and a title shot will be coming the thirty-five-year-olds way sooner rather than later. He’s got a granite jaw and a laser-like jab, and he could get revenge on Oleksandr Usyk, who he lost to in the amateur’s if Anthony Joshua vacates the WBO belt to make the Fury fight happen.