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Usyk was recognized as the best boxer in the world according to The Ring magazine

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May20,2024

Usyk was recognized as the best boxer in the world according to The Ring magazine

Oleksandr Usyk/instagram

Olexandr Usyk, the absolute heavyweight world champion of Ukraine, after his victory over the British Tyson Fury, became the best boxer on the planet regardless of weight category (P4P) according to The Ring magazine.

Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk beat Japanese Naoya Inoue and American Terence Crawford. In the latest ranking from an authoritative publication, the athlete rose from third place to the top.

Let us remind you that on the night of May 19, Usyk defeated Fury by a split decision of the judges – 115-112, 114-113 and 113-114. Thus, Alexander defended the WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF belts, and also took the WBC title from the “Gypsy King”. Usyk became the first absolute world champion in the heavyweight division in the 21st century.

Currently, the top 10 of the P4P rating according to The Ring looks like this:

  • Oleksandr Usyk;
  • Naoya Inoue;
  • Terence Crawford;
  • Saul Alvarez;
  • Arthur Beterbiev;
  • Dmitry Bivol;
  • Errol Spence;
  • Jervonta Davis;
  • Jesse Rodriguez;
  • Junto Nakatani.

Usyk was recognized as the best boxer in the world according to The Ring magazine

Usyk recognized as the best boxer in the world/Screenshot from the website

It is worth adding that Usyk will be the absolute champion only until June 1, 2024. According to ESPN, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) plans to take away his belt, as the Ukrainian missed the mandatory title defense.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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