Anthony Joshua slips to fifth in the WBA rankings

Following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua has slipped to number five in the rankings

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Anthony Joshua is a long way behind in the World Boxing Association (WBA) rankings, which is now topped by Daniel Dubois, the new number one.

Following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua has slipped to number five in the rankings.

The Ukrainian seems to have the IBF and WBO championships, and also the WBA strap, and he is on course to face the former champion in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest available information.

In the event that Usyk wins, he is poised to set up an indisputable fight with WBC champion Tyson Fury, but Dubois is likely to be offered the opportunity to fight for the belt.

In a disappointment to his momentum, Dubois was beaten by Joe Joyce in 2020, but he rebounded with two strong performances the following year, defeating Bogdan Dinu and then Joe Cusumano.

Michael Hunter comes in second place, and Robert Helenius comes in third, with the young Finnish fighter being related to a non-title battle with Tyson Fury. Hughie Fury, Fury’s younger brother, is in fourth place, above Joshua.

Deontay Wilder, who seemed to be on the brink of retiring following a dominant performance against Tyson Fury in October, is ranked sixth, while two other past champions, Andy Ruiz Jr. and Joseph Parker, are ranked eleventh and fourteenth, respectively.

WBA TOP 10 RANKINGS

1 Daniel Dubois (GBR)

2 Michael Hunter (USA)

3 Robert Helenius (FIN)

4 Hughie Fury (GBR)

5 Anthony Joshua (GBR)

6 Deontay Wilder (USA)

7 Agit Kabayel (GER)

8 Arslanbek Makhmudov (RUS)

9 Zhan Kossobutskiy (KAZ)

10 Martin Bakole (COD).

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