19
Sep
2019

Pound for Pound Update: Inactive Tyson Fury drops off the radar

WBN P4P 14/12/2016

As his self-imposed exile continues, former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is no longer rated in the WBN Pound for Pound Top 50.

The 28 year-old drifted through the cut-off point to stay ranked a couple of weeks back and seems no closer to being remotely interested in lacing up his gloves for a possible comeback.

At his peak, Fury was on the verge of breaking into the Top 10, but fell as low as 22 before completely losing his place on the list.

As Fury contemplates his life without boxing, two fighters crept into the WBN P4P Top 50 for the first time over the weekend.

Enter undefeated punchers Jermall Charlo and Anthony Joshua, who both impressed with stoppage wins on either side of the Atlantic. The two world champions will see in the New Year at 45 and 50 respectively and have a platform to build on their new-found status.

Other fighters to drop out of the ratings this year included Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as a new crop of contenders make their mark on the sport.

The top spot changed hands on no fewer than three occasions as firstly Roman Gonzalez, then Manny Pacquiao and finally Andre Ward secured their place as king, with the latter set to reign into 2017 following an impressive battle with Sergey Kovalev.

With a rematch between the pair touted for the spring, it seems the number one will be a light-heavyweight campaigner for at least the first few months of the coming year.

Click here to view the full WBN Pound for Pound Top 50

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