‘Heavyweight Golovkin’ makes ominous move into voluntary WBC title spot

World Boxing Council ratings for June 2022 show the man nicknamed the Heavyweight Golovkin making an ominous move on the list.

Although there are only minor changes from the previous month, Kazakh wrecking ball Zhan Kossobutskiy is now in line for a voluntary title defense.

Heavyweight Golovkin

However, the chances of champion Tyson Fury plucking Kossobutskiy out of thin air for a future fight are slim to none.

The top eight remain the same, with Deontay Wilder still top, followed by Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker. Then comes Frank Sanchez, Andy Ruiz Jr., Arslanbek Makhmudov, Dillian Whyte, and Luis Ortiz.

Changes to the top fifteen see Otto Wallin and Robert Helenius move up one place in the top ten as Tony Yoka drops to sixteen. That’s due to his loss against Martin Bakole, who is now eleven.

Michael Hunter, Filip Hrgovic, and Agit Kabayel round off those chasing a possible shot at the current ruler.

Tyson Fury

WBC Heavyweight Rankings – June 2022

WBC Champion: Tyson Fury

  1. Deontay Wilder US
  2. Joe Joyce GB
  3. Joseph Parker New Zealand
  4. Frank Sanchez Cuba
  5. Andy Ruiz Jr. Mexico/US
  6. Arslanbek Makhmudov Russia/Canada
  7. Dillian Whyte GB
  8. Luis Ortiz Cuba
  9. Otto Wallin Sweden
  10. Robert Helenius Finland
  11. Martin Bakole Congo/GB
  12. Michael Hunter US
  13. Filip Hrgovic Croatia
  14. Agit Kabayel Germany
  15. Zhan Kossobutskiy Kazakhstan
  16. Tony Yoka France
  17. Kubrat Pulev Bulgaria
  18. Dereck Chisora GB
  19. Efe Ajagba Nigeria/US
  20. Vladyslav Sirenko Ukraine
  21. Murat Gassiev Russia
  22. Jared Anderson US
  23. Hughie Fury GB
  24. Carlos Takam Cameroon
  25. Charles Martin US
  26. Zhilei Zhang China
  27. Kevin Lerena South Africa
  28. Simon Kean Canada
  29. Steven Shaw US
  30. Jose Larduet Cuba
  31. Sergey Kuzmin Russia
  32. Bakhodir Jalolov Uzbekistan
  33. Joe Goodall Australia
  34. Fabio Wardley GB
  35. Jack Mulowayi Congo/Belgium
  36. Oleksandr Zakhozhy Ukraine/Germany
  37. Ali Eren Demirezen Turkey
  38. Jerry Forrest US
  39. Peter Kadiru Germany
  40. James Kenzie Morrison US

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