Dillian Whyte ranks himself THIRD in the heavyweight division behind rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury – but places himself above two ex-world champions AND Alexander Povetkin despite being KO’d by him last year
- Dillian Whyte has ranked herself as the third best heavyweight in the world
- Whyte believes the top three heavyweight boxers are all British
- The Briton is preparing for his rematch with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday evening
Dillian Whyte believes the top three heavyweights in the world are all from Great Britain as he puts himself third behind Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
The ‘Body Snatcher’ is preparing for a rematch with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night at the ‘Rumble on the Rock’ after suffering a brutal knockout defeat in their fight last year.
The 32-year-old, who gave up his position as the WBC’s No. 1 ranked fighter as a result of that loss, failed to name Povetkin as one of the top heavyweight contenders, but put former foe Anthony Joshua above himself when was asked who he believes are the best five in the division.
Dillian Whyte (pictured) has ranked herself as the third best heavyweight boxer in the world
Whyte believes Anthony Joshua (L) and Tyson Fury (R) are the best heavyweights above him
While on Instagram Live, a fan asked Whyte to rank his top five heavyweights and named himself before former world champions Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr.
“Top five heavyweights should be Tyson Fury, Joshua, me, probably Deontay Wilder and Ruiz,” he said.
“Or one of those guys, I think.”
Whyte lined up for a world title after climbing the WBC rankings after impressive victories over Derek Chisora, Joseph Parker and Lucas Browne.
Deontay Wilder (pictured, left) was in Whyte’s top five contenders, but below him
He didn’t name Saturday’s opponent Alexander Povetkin, despite being eliminated by him last year
But Povetkin now has that spot, which is up for grabs on Saturday night as the pair face off again in their anticipated rematch.
In addition to Povetkin, former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who is currently the WBO No-1 heavyweight, was also not included by Whyte.
Brixton’s heavyweight can reinforce himself as a key player in the division if he can avenge August’s defeat to Povetkin.
Whyte looked phenomenal weighing five pounds lighter than he was before their first fight on Friday, while Povetkin tapped the scales four pounds heavier.