Francis Ngannou, Anthony Joshua and Efe Ajagba all take places in the WBC's latest top-10 ranking.
The World Boxing Corporation (WBC) has released its latest top ten ranking, and Cameroonian fighter Francis Ngannou was a conspicuous addition.
The 33-year-old only recently moved into professional boxing after a successful career in the UFC. His first fight was against WBC’s world heavyweight title holder, Tyson Fury, in an exhibition fight and Ngannou left a good impression.
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His performance was such that he has now earned a spot in the WBC rankings, and this would have a consequence for his future fights.
WBC’s new top 10
Despite his underwhelming showing against Ngannou, Fury is still the WBC champion. American boxer and former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder takes first place in the latest rankings.
Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba, who holds the WBC silver heavyweight title, has seen a steady rise in ranking this year, and in the latest list, he is up to 5th.
British-Nigerian Anthony Joshua is second on the list behind Wilder, and Ngannou starts at 10th. Ngannou's ranking means he is now eligible for WBC title fights.
Champion: Tyson Fury
1️⃣ Deontay Wilder
2️⃣ Anthony Joshua
3️⃣ Arslanbek Makhmudov
4️⃣ Frank Sanchez
5️⃣ Efe Ajagba
6️⃣ Jared Anderson
7️⃣ Martin Bakole
8️⃣ Joseph Parker
9️⃣ Otto Wallin
Ajagba wants to fight the undefeated British boxer Fury or anyone in line as his next opponent in his quest to rule the WBC heavyweight division.
The 29-year-old made this known in a post-match interview with Sam Mbonu, confidently declaring his intentions to fight the Gypsy King.