TYSON FURY has been forced to settle for second in the top ten heavyweight boxers in the world.
The Gypsy King is rated behind current WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Uysk, according to Ring Magazine.
A proposed fight between the pair fell through in March, with the two parties unable to agree on a deal.
It is believed Usyk was even prepared to agree a 70-30 purse split in Fury’s favour to make the fight happen.
Fury, 34, is above the likes of Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, however.
Wilder is rated No2 in the world, while AJ, off the back of his win over Jermaine Franklin, has been placed at No3.
AJ defeated Jermaine Franklin by a unanimous decision in his return to the ring.
After the fight he then hinted at a potential fight with world No2, Fury.
British fighter Joe Joyce is viewed as the No4 best boxer in the world ahead of number five Andy Ruiz Jr.
Fury’s recent foe Dillian Whyte is placed at No6.
The American boxer currently has not scheduled a fight but has been talked about potentially facing AJ, Martin Bakole Ilunga, Hughie Fury and Filip Hrgovic.
Luis Ortiz and Joseph Parker take up the next spots in 7th and 8th.
Hrgovic is rated at No9 in the world, just beating out Cuban fighter Frank Sanchez.
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