Today's Heavyweights - One Writer's Top-Ten

13.03.08 - by James Slater: We saw two heavyweights supposed to meet some time back finally getting it on this past Saturday, and we now have the WBC's version of the heavyweight title somewhat cleared up as a result. We have also recently seen another big man unify two versions of the heavyweight throne, the IBF and WBO versions. And we have also seen the unbeaten WBA king return to action this year, after a forced layoff due to illness. So who are the ten best big men in the sport right now?

Here in this article, this writer gives his ten choices for the ten best heavyweights operating today.

1. Wladimir Klitschko. IBF and WBO champ. Record: 50-3(44) Last fight: W12 Sultan Ibragimov.

2. Samuel Peter. WBC champ. Record: 30-1(23) Last fight: W TKO6 Oleg Maskaev.

3. Ruslan Chagaev. WBA champ. Record: 24-0-1(17) Last fight: W12 Matt Skelton.

4. Nikolay Valuev. Record: 48-1-0-1(34) Last fight: W12 Serguei Lyakhovich.

5. Sultan Ibragimov. Record: 22-1-1(17) Last fight: L12 Wladimir Klitschko.

6. Alexander Povetkin. Record: 15-0(11) Last fight: W12 Eddie Chambers.

7. Tony Thompson. Record: 31-1(19) Last fight: W TKO2 Cliff Couser.

8. John Ruiz. Record: 43-7-1(29) Last fight: W12 Jameel McCline.

9. Oleg Maskaev. Record: 34-6(26) Last fight: L TKO6 Samuel Peter.

10. Juan Carlos Gomez. Record: 43-1-1 (35) Last fight: W12 Oliver McCall.

Article posted on 15.03.2008

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