Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Deontay Wilder now #10 in The Ring heavyweight ratings

****I would like to note that the article below is written by Scott Gilfoid.  Therefore, the bottom list of top 10 is that of Scott Gilfoid, not Deontay Wilder.****

From: BoxingNews24
By: Scott Gilfoid 

Unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s) has finally cracked the top ten in the Ring Magazine heavyweight ratings. Deontay, 6’7”, had been excluded from the ratings up until now for some odd reason despite his impressive performances in his last handful of fights, but the staff at Ring magazine has finally figured out that his talent is too hard to ignore because they’ve got him on the list now.
Here are the current Ring ratings for heavyweight

Champion: Wladimir Klitschko
1. Kubrat Pulev
2. Alexander Povetkin
3. Tomasz Adamek
4. Bermane Stiverne
5. Tyson Fury
6. Robert Helenius
7. Chris Arreola
8. Odlanier Solis
9. Ruslan Chagaev
10. Deontay Wilder

If you’re wondering why WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has been excluded from the list it’s because he hasn’t fought in the past 14 months and The Ring only rates active heavyweights rather than guys that are no longer fighting regularly for whatever reason. If and when Vitali starts fighting again, he’ll be added back to the list, but until then, he’s not going to be up there.
As far as the list goes, it’s filled with a lot of fluff heavyweights that I don’t personally rate as being top 10 or even top 20. I’d recommend removing Adamek, Solis, Fury, Chagaev and Helenius from that list, because I don’t consider them top 10 heavyweights.

Here’s my top 10 list:
1. Bermane Stiverne
2. Deontay Wilder
3. Chris Arreola
4. Bryant Jennings
5. Alexander Povetkin
6. Mike Perez
7. Kubrat Pulev
8. Alex Leapai
9. Mariusz Wach
10. Tony Thompson

My list is a lot more logical and realistic compared to the one The Ring put together with the older guys that they have. The Ring’s list has too many heavyweights from yesterday and too fluff guys that clearly don’t have the talent to be on my top 10 list. I mean, I thought Adamek was a good light heavyweight and cruiserweight, but as a heavyweight, he’s not been impressive. His recent gift decisions over Steven Cunningham and Eddie Chambers was enough for me to exclude him from my list. Tyson Fury doesn’t have the power and hasn’t looked impressive against the weak opposition on his resume.

1 comment:

x_ROSH125_x said...

I agree with some of the names you want to remove from that list but all of those names are bigger than anyone you have fought.

I think people just want to see you in with a Top 10er.

Good Luck mate..!!