PROMOTER Frank Warren estimates that three of the top five heavyweights in the world are British – but NONE of them are Anthony Joshua.
The Top Rank boss doesn’t think Joshua is among the world best in his division after his back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
Warren has Usyk as No. 2 in his top five list, behind No-Brainer No. 1 and WBC Champion Tyson Fury, whom he happens to be promoting.
The 70-year-old also represents Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois – with both men also in Warren’s top handful of heavyweights.
Elsewhere, Fury’s old foe Deontay Wilder, who brutally knocked out Robert Helenius last month, makes the cut over AJ.
Warren told BT Sport Boxing: “The number one is a no-brainer for me, that’s Tyson [Fury]. I think he’s head and shoulders [above the rest].
“I think the next one is likely [Oleksandr] Usyk and then I would say [Deontay Wilder].
“Then I would say Joe Joyce, and I would also use Daniel Dubois.”
Dubois comes via Joshua despite not having made a major scalp in his career.
The 25-year-old was beaten by Joyce in 2020.
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But Warren insisted AJ didn’t deserve a spot on his list of the top five heavyweights in the world.
When questioned about his reasons for the snub, Warren pointed out, “He’s not currently in the top five on any governing body based on losing two of his last three fights.”
Joshua has actually lost three of his last five fights, with his other loss being the shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 2019.
But the Watford warrior has impressive victories over Dillian Whyte, Wladimir Klitschko, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin on his resume.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6587019/heavyweight-boxing-rankings-frank-warren-anthony-joshua/ Frank Warren lists his top five heavyweights in the world… and has three Brits making it, but NOT Anthony Joshua