WBC Top 40 Heavyweights (August 2018): Dominic Breazeale FALLS as Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora RISE, Tony Yoka’s BIG MOVE

WBN 08/08/2018

Scott Hirano

Tyson Fury has moved up two places in the newly-announced WBC Rankings for August 2018 as a potential shot at champion Deontay Wilder looms on the horizon. 

The 29 year-old had initially re-entered the ratings at seven last month on the back of a successful return to action in June but is elevated due to Alexander Povetkin’s removal and Joseph Parker‘s recent loss.

For now, Fury’s place on the list still remains subject to WBC Clean Boxing Program protocol.

America former world title challenger Dominic Breazeale drops from two to three despite being the mandatory challenger as Luis Ortiz made a winning comeback from defeat to Wilder in March.

Tony Bellew is up one place to four, Parker stays at six, whilst Dereck Chisora jumps three spots on the back of a stunning KO of Carlos Takam.

A lack of activity sees one-time green belt holder Bermane Stiverne plummet out of the Top 20, whilst Frenchman and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Tony Yoka made a huge leap from 39 to 23.

Current WBC Top 40 Heavyweights (August 2018): 

1 Dillian Whyte (Jamaica/GB) SILVER
2 Luis Ortiz (Cuba)
3 Dominic Breazeale (US)
4 Tony Bellew (GB)
5 Tyson Fury (GB) * CBP/P
6 Joseph Parker (New Zealand)
7 Agit Kabayel (Germany) EBU
8 Dereck Chisora (GB)
9 Charles Martin (US)
10 Adam Kownacki (US)
11 Oscar Rivas (Colombia/Canada) NABF
12 Hughie Fury (GB) BBB C
13 Andy Ruiz Jr. (Mexico)
14 Mariusz Wach (Poland)
15 Johann Duhaupas (France)
16 Bryant Jennings (US)
17 Carlos Takam (Cameroon)
18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Japan) OPBF
19 Trevor Bryan (US)
20 Sergey Kuzmin (Russia)
21 Marco Huck (GB)
22 Bermane Stiverne (Haiti/Canada)
23 Tony Yoka (France)
24 Tomas Adamek (Poland)
25 Robert Helenius (Finland)
26 Lucas Browne (Australia)
27 Gerald Washington (US)
28 Daniel Dubois (GB) YOUTH
29 Joe Joyce (GB) COMM
30 Simon Kean (Canada) FRANCOPHONE
31 Filip Hrgovic (Croatia)
32 Artur Szpilka (Poland)
33 Nathan Gorman (GB) INTL Silver
34 Tom Schwarz (Germany)
35 Otto Wallin (Sweden)
36 Michael Hunter (US)
37 Tyrone Spong (Surinam) LATINO
38 Izuagbe Ugonoh (Poland)
39 Tshibuabua Kalonga (Congo/Germany) ABU
40 Pitar Milas (Croatia)