MATT CHRISTIE analyses the current heavyweight landscape in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and in stores on Thursday (January 7). Here is an excerpt, focusing on the prospects in the division, including Anthony Joshua.
BRIT Anthony Joshua [pictured] is arguably the most promising heavy starlet since the 1990s. Yet the 26-year-old’s second-round stumble against Dillian Whyte proved he is not invincible. Like Joshua, New Zealand’s Joseph Parker is ranked highly by the governing bodies, carries serious power, and at 23, is improving rapidly. Despite his lofty family ties, Hughie Fury largely flies under the radar. That said, his skillset is admirable and the 21-year-old looks set for a big future. Swedish banger Adrian Granat, 24, is feasting on ageing names, and California’s 26-year-old Andy Ruiz’s nimble boxing belies his hearty frame.
READ THE FULL FEATURE, INCLUDING ANALYSIS OF TYSON FURY AND OTHER BELT-HOLDERS. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EDITION OF BOXING NEWS MAGAZINE HERE NOW OR BUY IT FROM STORES ON THURSDAY (January 7).