Wilder remains number one in the WBC rankings after Fury loss
Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs), despite losing to Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs), is still the top contender for the heavyweight division title. The Bronze Bomber has been ranked as the top contender in the WBC rankings, updated after the spectacular bout.
The American, who yesterday underwent surgery on the metacarpal bone injured in his fight with Fury, has no chance of quickly being named a mandatory contender for the World Boxing Council belt, as that status belongs to Dillian Whyte. The Englishman is considered the interim champion for now and is not on the list of contenders.
In the context of WBC heavyweight rankings, also worth mentioning is the rise of Frank Sanchez (19-0, 13 KOs), who defeated Efe Ajagba on points, the Cuban is currently ranked sixth. Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) is ranked thirteenth after defeating Adam Kownacki.
The WBC heavyweight rankings are currently as follows: champion - Tyson Fury, interim champion - Dillian Whyte, 1. Deontay Wilder, 2. Andy Ruiz Jr. Joe Joyce, 4. Luis Ortiz, 5. Joseph Parker, 6. Frank Sanchez, 7. Michael Hunter, 8. Agit Kabayel. 9. Filip Hrgovic, 10. Arslanbek Makhmudov, 11. Tony Yoka, 12. Dereck Chisora, 13. Robert Helenius, 14. Martin Bakole, 15. Charles Martin.