Dillian Whyte ranks himself THIRD in the heavyweight division behind Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury


Dillian Whyte ranks himself THIRD in the heavyweight division behind Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury – but backs himself ahead of two former world champions

  • Dillian Whyte has ranked himself as the third best heavyweight in the world 
  • Whyte believes that the three best heavyweight boxers are all from Britian 
  • The Brit is preparing for his rematch with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night 

Dillian Whyte believes that the three best heavyweights in the world are all from Britain – as he ranks himself third in the blockbuster division. 

The ‘Body Snatcher’ is preparing for a rematch with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night in the ‘Rumble on the Rock’ after he suffered defeat in their bout last year.

The 32-year-old also tasted defeat back in 2015 against old rival Anthony Joshua – who also features on Whyte’s top five list.

Dillian Whyte (pictured) has ranked himself as the third best heavyweight boxer in the world

Dillian Whyte (pictured) has ranked himself as the third best heavyweight boxer in the world 

Anthony Joshua holds four of the five division belts

Tyson Fury is also a heavyweight champion

Dillian Whyte believes that the three best heavyweights in the world are all from Britain

However, he has forged a reputation within the heavyweight class as one of the most feared boxers around after claiming huge victories against the likes of Derek Chisora, Joseph Parker and Lucas Browne.

While on Instagram Live, a fan asked Whyte to rank his top five heavyweights and he named himself ahead of former world champions Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr. 

‘Top five heavyweights would have to be Tyson Fury, Joshua, me, Deontay Wilder probably and Ruiz,’ he said.

‘Or one of those guys I guess.’

American Deontay Wilder (pictured, left) also features on Whyte's top five list of heavyweights

American Deontay Wilder (pictured, left) also features on Whyte’s top five list of heavyweights

Narrowly missing out on Whyte’s top five was Ukrainian star Oleksandr Usyk, who moved up from cruiserweight having become the undisputed champion.

Another promising heavyweight who could challenge Ruiz Jr for that fifth place is Kubrat Pulev but recently tasted defeat against Joshua late last year.

Whyte looked in great shape as he hit the scales for the weigh-in ahead of his rematch for Povetkin as he came in five pounds lighter than when he was brutally knocked out in 2020.

However, the Brit still boasts a one stone advantage over Povetkin ahead of their epic fight in Gibraltar. 

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