Ladies and gentlemen, let’s gather around for the latest installment of the WBC heavyweight rankings, where logic sometimes takes a backseat to entertainment. The new top 10 list is out, and oh, what a list it is!
At the top, we have Tyson Fury, the reigning king of the heavyweights, a position he holds more securely than a toddler gripping a candy bar. Below him, in a twist that surprises absolutely no one, is Deontay Wilder. His ranking is as stable as his belief that his costume was too heavy in the Fury rematch.
Then we have Anthony Joshua at two, a man who’s been playing musical chairs with his boxing legacy. At this rate, he’s less a heavyweight contender and more a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” phoning a friend to figure out what went wrong.
Arslanbek Makhmudov – The mystery man. Some say he’s the next big thing; others are still Googling how to spell his name.
Frank Sanchez – He’s like that quiet guy at a party who nobody notices until he starts throwing haymakers in the piñata game.
Efe Ajagba in the fifth spot seems to be riding the elevator of rankings – sometimes up, sometimes down, and occasionally stuck between floors.
Jared Anderson at six, the fresh-faced newbie, is like the intern who’s been promised a permanent position. Keep up the good work, kid, but don’t get too comfy.
Martin Bakole at seven – now, there’s a fighter who’s probably just as surprised as we are to find himself here. He’s like that one person who turns up to every party but nobody knows whose friend he is.
Joseph Parker at eight has more lives than a cat in these rankings. He’s been up, down, and all around, yet he sticks around like that one catchy song you can’t get out of your head.
Otto Wallin at nine – you remember him, right? The guy who almost made it big? Wallin at nine, who’s still riding the fame of almost, nearly, sort of beating Fury.
And finally, Francis Ngannou at ten. Ah, Ngannou, the MMA heavyweight champion who’s about as qualified to be in the top ten of boxing as I am to perform brain surgery. Oh, Francis. The MMA crossover star who’s been flirting with boxing like it’s a Tinder match he’s not sure about. Ranking Ngannou in the top 10 of heavyweight boxing is like giving a Michelin star to a McDonald’s – sure, the Big Mac is good, but is it gourmet?
Here are the updated WBC heavyweight rankings for November 2023
👑 🇬🇧 Tyson Fury
- 🇺🇸 Deontay Wilder
- 🇬🇧 Anthony Joshua
- 🇷🇺 Arslanbek Makhmudov
- 🇨🇺 Frank Sanchez
- 🇳🇬 Efe Ajagba
- 🇺🇸 Jared Anderson
- 🇨🇩 Martin Bakole
- 🇳🇿 Joseph Parker
- 🇸🇪 Otto Wallin
- 🇨🇲 Francis Ngannou