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The heavyweight boxing rankings

The heavyweight division is renowned for endlessly producing terrific fights and showcasing the very best boxing has to offer, and it certainly hasn't failed recently with the likes of David Haye and the Klitschko brothers in particular being part of some magnificent fights in recent months.

After Wladimir Klitschko's famous victory over David Haye a few months ago it has meant that he retains his spot at the top of the heavyweight boxing rankings with his older brother Vitali not far behind. But with the brothers Mother refusing to allow them to fight, it seems that Wladimir is set to remain top for the forseeable future with David Haye contemplating what could have been after being outclassed in Germany against the Russian powerhouse. There is certainly no room to question Wladimir and Vitali's positioning at the top as they currently possess every heavyweight belt with Wladimir currently owning the IBF, WBA and WBO whilst Vitali has the WBC belt.

David Haye's dissapointing defeat against Wladimir saw the Brit plummet to 6th place in the rankings whilst Polish Tomasz Adamek currently poses the biggest challenge to the Klitschko brothers in third position.

Below is the current top 10 heavyweight boxers in the world as displayed by boxrec.com which is a great website for all the latest boxing news.

  1. Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine
  2. Vitali Klitschko Ukraine
  3. Tomasz Adamek Poland
  4. Robert Helenius Finland
  5. Eddie Chambers USA
  6. David Haye UK
  7. Alexander Povetkin Russia
  8. Tony Thompson USA
  9. Alexander Dimitrenko Germany
  10. Tyson Fury UK

The heavyweight division is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing and fascinating of all the weight classes and you're urged to follow the upcoming fights closely with more thrills and spills expected to follow in the not so distant future.

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