Heavyweight boxing rankings: Top 10 WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO fighters and world champions

Tony Mogan
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Rankings don't always necessarily matter in boxing - but it never hurts to know where you stand.

With politics and money often having the final say in the sport, being the number one contender doesn't automatically guarantee you a title shot.

Nonetheless, there is plenty of interest in the rankings across boxing's four main organisations.

Dillian Whyte (WBC), Trevor Bryan (WBA), Kubrat Pulev (IBF) and Oleksandr Usyk (WBO) are ranked no.1 in those respective divisions as it stands - but Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are next in line for title shots with rematches against champions Andy Ruiz Jr and Deontay Wilder on the horizon.

World Boxing Council (WBC)

Champion - Deontay Wilder (beat Bermane Stiverne on 17 January, 2015)

1. Dillian Whyte
2. Tyson Fury
3. Luis Ortiz
4. Alexander Povetkin
5. Adam Kownacki
6. Joseph Parker
7. Kubrat Pulev
8. Oscar Rivas
9. Dereck Chisora
10. Filip Hrgovic

World Boxing Association (WBA)

Champion - Andy Ruiz Jr (beat Anthony Joshua on 1 June, 2019)

1. Trevor Bryan
2. Oleksandr Usyk
3. Anthony Joshua
4. Adam Kownacki
5. Alexander Povetkin
6. Michael Hunter
7. Dereck Chisora
8. Filip Hrgovic
9. Otto Wallin
10. Christopher Lovejoy

IBF (International Boxing Federation)

Champion - Andy Ruiz Jr (beat Anthony Joshua on 1 June, 2019)

1. Kubrat Pulev
3. Adam Kownacki
4. Agit Kabayel
5. Anthony Joshua
6. Tyson Fury
7. Michael Hunter
8. Gerald Washington
9. Filip Hrgovic
10. Alexander Povetkin

WBO (World Boxing Organisation)

Champion - Andy Ruiz Jr (beat Anthony Joshua on 1 June, 2019)

1. Oleksandr Usyk
2. Tyson Fury
3. Anthony Joshua
4. Joseph Parker
5. Adam Kownacki
6. Tyrone Spong
7. Junior Fa
8. Luis Ortiz
9. Daniel Dubois
10. Michael Hunter

*Updated as of 8 October