Tyson Fury told Jake Paul that he 'knows his stuff' after placing him at the top of his own version of the pound-for-pound list.
Such a list is usually subjective opinion from the likes of boxing journalists, fans and other fighters and is made up of the best in the sport, irrespective of weight class. Paul dropped his list on social media, sparking a debate on Twitter.
No. 1 on the YouTube star's top 10 was Fury, ahead of Terence Crawford and Errol Spence – who were tied at second – and Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol – tied at third. The Gypsy King got in contact with the 25-year-old – who has an ongoing feud with Tommy Fury – and replied: "Get up there Jake Paul, man knows his stuff."
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Also included on Paul's list was Oleksandr Usyk at fourth after defeating Anthony Joshua twice in a row. Irish boxer Katie Taylor comes in at fifth, tied with Amanda Serrano, who has won 43 of her 46 fights.
Jake explained his thinking by saying: “First and foremost, Tyson Fury has just been so dominant in the heavyweight division for so long.
“He beats every heavyweight by KO/TKO including Oleksandr Usyk. There hasn’t been a heavyweight in the history of the sport who hasn’t fallen off eventually and Tyson Fury has remained on top and I think will retire on top.
“However, what Usyk has done from cruiserweight to heavyweight has been impressive and his dominance, versatility, and boxing ability is second to none. Terence Crawford and Errol Spence is obvious and all it just needs to be settled.
“Artur Beterbiev is the only current champion who holds all KO’s and that’s not talked about enough.
“Dmitry Bivol being in the same weight class means they need to settle who’s better, however, Bivol knocks Canelo Alvarez off the list not only for beating him at 175lbs but for being willing to go to 168lbs.
"We all know it’d be the exact same fight at 168lbs which bumps Canelo off this list, plus Canelo is ducking David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo.
“Moving on, it p***es me off that most pound-for-pound lists don’t include Amanda Serrano or Katie Taylor. Like, WTF. This is boxing, not just men’s boxing and both have a lot more accolades then [sic] some names Y’ALL put on your S***** lists."
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