Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A young(ish), up-and-coming heavyweight with a reputation for big power – already making inroads in the top ten rankings – obliterates a faded former contender in less than a round. He’s now seen as a devastating monster. The top dogs in the division are in deep trouble… Yep,… Read More Premature Bombing?
June 2015 Heavyweight Ranking So much for clarity. Several of the top 15 fought each other since my last ranking, and with a few exceptions, there was very little movement in the ratings as a result. Just a week before my last ranking update on January 22nd, previously 10th ranked Deontay Wilder took on his… Read More Top 15 Heavyweights – June 25, 2015
This past weekend, Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder met to determine the next worthy challenger to the heavyweight crown, currently held by Wladimir Klitschko. The fight was considered by most observers to be a complete toss-up, with predictions divided almost evenly between the two. The only thing known about Wilder was that he carried a… Read More Wilder UD12 Stiverne – and ranking update
January 2015 Heavyweight Ranking It’s been more than 8 months since my last attempt at ranking the heavyweight division. It hasn’t been an incredibly active period for the heavies, but the good news is that the best are actually fighting each other, which is very gradually providing some clarity in the division. The champion is… Read More Top 15 Heavyweights – January 11, 2015