Current heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has insisted that American boxer Deontay Wilder remain the second best heavyweight in the world ahead of British fighter Anthony Joshua.
The 31-year-old became two-time heavyweight world champion after defeating Wilder in Las Vegas last February.
Fury and Wilder will fight for a trilogy again later this year before the Gypsy king competes against Joshua in 2021 to crown the undisputed heavyweight world champion.
Joshua currently owns the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, but Fury believes his British teammate is below Wilder’s level.
“Deontay Wilder is the second best heavyweight in the world,” Fury told Queensbury Promotions YouTube channel.
“I think he puts out Anthony Joshua and everyone behind me.
“Everyone else out there, I think he’s knocking them out because I’m a boxer master and people think” go ahead with Deontay Wilder now that you knock him out. “