The World Boxing Council (WBC) have updated their boxing rankings, which of course includes the WBC World Heavyweight Rankings. Following his monumental effort against Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou has been ranked inside the Top 10. But is this the highest a boxer has ever been ranked after just one fight?
Francis Ngannou Ranked In Top 10 of WBC World Heavyweight Rankings
Following his remarkable effort against WBC World Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou has been ranked as the number 10 heavyweight by the WBC.
The former UFC heavyweight king made his professional boxing debut in Saudi Arabia on October 28, losing narrowly to the best heavyweight fighter in the world.
The ex-UFC champion of course shocked the world by knocking Fury down in Round 3, as well winning several of the other rounds. In fact, many fans feel Ngannou was hard done by and actually did enough to win the fight.
Despite Fury’s WBC ranking not being on the line for the Ngannou bout, the WBC still decided to install the former UFC king at number 10 in their latest rankings.
At their latest convention, the WBC have placed Ngannou in at number 10, with Deontay Wilder ranked at number one and Anthony Joshua at number two.
Francis Ngannou has mentioned his desire to continue his boxing career in 2024. He has been linked with several high calibre bouts already against the likes of Joshua and Wilder.
It remains to be seen what Ngannou’s next move in the boxing world is. For now though, he has impressed massively and has been rewarded with a Top 10 WBC World Heavyweight Ranking for his efforts.
Francis Ngannou did an outstanding job against the WBC Heavyweight Champion and the WBC Board of Governors has agreed to rank him as No. 10 in the Heavyweight division.@francisngannou #wbcboxing #wbcuzbekistan23 pic.twitter.com/mXjhiRS9Vt
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) November 15, 2023
Is Ngannou’s Top 10 Ranking The Highest A Boxer Has Gone After One Fight?
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Author : Paul Kelly
Publish date : 2023-11-16 10:16:30
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