Updated Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings

09/18/2023 - No comments

👑🇺🇦 Oleksandr Usyk

The Ukrainian Salsa Star. Dances around the ring like he’s on “Dancing with the Stars”, but punches like he caught you stepping on his new shoes!  His punches are the crescendos in an orchestra of pain. Known for his tactical skills and boxing IQ, Usyk can read his opponents like a bedtime story—putting them to sleep is the next chapter.

1️⃣🇬🇧 Tyson Fury

Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury is more than just a boxer; he’s a one-man show. If boxing had Broadway, he’d be its star. Armed with a jaw that simply refuses to quit and footwork that would make Fred Astaire jealous, Fury knows how to put on a spectacle, both inside and outside the ring.

2️⃣🇺🇸 Deontay Wilder

Wilder is your textbook definition of a knockout artist. He doesn’t play chess in the ring; he plays Battleship—sinking his opponents with torpedoes of right hands. While he may not always be a tactician, when his “Bronze Bomber” mode is on, it’s basically game over.

3️⃣🇬🇧 Anthony Joshua

A refined gentleman outside the ring and a relentless machine inside it, Joshua is the James Bond of boxing—shaken, not stirred. Sure, he may sip on protein shakes more than martinis, but make no mistake, when he switches gears, it’s blockbuster action all the way.

Ryan Garcia Shocks the Boxing World with Victory Over Devin Haney at Barclays Center!

4️⃣🇨🇳 Zhilei Zhang

Zhang brings more than just the Great Wall of China to the heavyweight scene; he brings a Great Wall of punches. His footwork may not be out of a Kung Fu movie, but his knockout power is definitely straight out of a Hollywood script.

5️⃣🇲🇽 Andy Ruiz

Ruiz, aka “The Destroyer,” looks like your friendly neighborhood dad—but that dad can punch like a freight train. Don’t let the soft exterior fool you; beneath the cuddly surface is a man who knows how to unleash a piñata of punches.

6️⃣🇬🇧 Joe Joyce

Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce is as British as a cup of tea and as hard-hitting as a double-decker bus. He’s not about the flash and flair; he’s about good old-fashioned British grit. You know, the kind that makes you wonder if he’s made of flesh or English steel.

7️⃣🇨🇺 Luis Ortiz

Ortiz, the Cuban Missile, is a seasoned veteran who can still make the youngsters break a sweat. His left hook is a vintage classic—like an old Cuban cigar, it only gets better with age.

Ryan Garcia Shocks the Boxing World with Victory Over Devin Haney at Barclays Center!

8️⃣🇳🇿 Joseph Parker

Hailing from the Land of the Kiwis, Parker has the agility of a rugby player and the precision of a Maori warrior. When he fights, it’s not just a battle; it’s an All Blacks haka in boxing gloves.

9️⃣🇭🇷 Filip Hrgovic

The Croatian Sensation is a riddle wrapped in an enigma, sealed with a powerful right hook. Hrgovic may not have the flamboyance of some of his rivals, but his gritty determination makes him a dark horse worth betting on.

🔟🇺🇸 Jared Anderson

The young American prodigy—Anderson is a star in the making. He might be the new kid on the block, but he packs a punch like a seasoned pro. It’s not just the Star-Spangled Banner that waves when he fights; it’s a caution flag for anyone in his way.