Eddie Hearn ranks his top five heavyweights in the world

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Eddie Hearn has revealed his top five heavyweight boxers in the world with undefeated British superstar Anthony Joshua topping the list.

The next six months are crucial to the heavyweight division standings with a number of key clashes scheduled.

WBC champion Deontay Wilder will defend his belt against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on May 18 at Barclays Center in New York.

The American rivals are finally set to meet after years of trash talk, stemming from a hotel lobby brawl in 2017.

Both fighters stand at 6ft 7inches tall, and have earned the vast majority of their victories via knockout.

Breazeale, 33, has lost just one of his 21 fights to IBF, WBO and WBA champion Joshua in 2016.

Wilder, 33, will look to bounce back after his last fight against Tyson Fury was controversially ruled a split decision.

Joshua will fight in the US for the first time when he defends his world heavyweight titles against Jarrell Miller on June 1.

Joshua, 29, will take on Miller at Madison Square Garden in the undefeated American’s home city of New York.

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Miller has 23 wins and a draw to his name and has never fought for a world title. The 30-year-old will almost certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced as a professional having weighed 22st 7lbs in his last contest.

Joshua will be hungry to make his mark in the States and win over a new market with the majority of bookies favouring the undefeated British superstar.

As for Tyson Fury, the giant Mancunian has finally punched his ticket to Las Vegas. Having vowed to never visit ‘The City of Lights’ until he fought there, it has been announced that the ‘Gypsy King’s’ June 15 showdown with Tom Schwarz is to be held at the MGM Grand.

Fury is looking to make an impression on his ESPN debut and will be aiming to build on a great performance against Deontay Wilder last December.

His opponent, Schwarz, is a largely unknown quantity who hails from Germany and has not lost in 24 fights, with 16 of those victories coming by the way of knockout.

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The 24-year-old has nothing to lose and will be dangerous come fight night although Fury’s pedigree and boxing ability dwarf that of the young German.

Dillian Whyte, ranked third on Hearn’s list, is yet to secure an opponent, but has been named the No. 1 contender by the WBC.

The ‘Bodysnatcher’ has insisted he will fight any heavyweight in his next bout, as long as it makes sense for his career.

The date and location have been set for July 13 at London’s O2 Arena, but fight fans will have to wait on a decision of who the 30-year-old will take on.

Whyte has won nine fights in a row since his December 2015 loss to Joshua and has taken down big names in the division such as Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora.

Oleksandr Usyk is a history-maker at cruiserweight, the 32-year-old held all four major world titles at once, but has now set his sights on ruling the heavyweight devision.

According to the Ukrainian’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk of K2, an agreement has been reached to fight Carlos Takam on May 25 with the pair eyeing a winter title showdown with either Joshua or Wilder.

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