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Donagh Corby

Jake Paul's top-10 boxer list contains 13 fighters including Tyson Fury

Jake Paul has ranked Tyson Fury as the greatest boxer in the world in his pound-for-pound top 10 list - while also including three extra names.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer has named Fury as the pound-for-pound No.1, with his fellow heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk down as low as No.4 under the tied pairs of Terrence Crawford and Errol Spence and Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol. He didn't include Canelo Alvarez at all, placing his fighter Amanda Serrano in tied fifth with Katie Taylor.

Paul placed the recently-stripped super-featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson at No.6, ahead of No.7 Devin Haney, who is the undisputed champion in Stevenson's new lightweight division. Jermell Charlo is No.8 on the list, with David Benavidez at No.9 and Naoya Inoue in the final sport.

"First and foremost, Tyson Fury has been the most dominant heavyweight in the division for so long," Paul explained. "He beats every heavyweight by TKO or KO including Usyk and there hasn't been a heavyweight in the sport that hasn't fallen off eventually but Tyson Fury is still on top and I expect him to 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. Terrence and Errol is obvious and it all just needs to be settled. Artur Beterbiev is the only current champion who has all KOs and it is not talked about enough. Bivol being in the same weight class also means they need to settle who is better."

He also reasoned why Alvarez isn't on the list, adding: "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."

Paul is friendly with Stevenson and Haney, with the undisputed lightweight champion appearing on an early episode of his show 'BS with Jake Paul'. But he feels that Stevenson is like a "young Floyd [Mayweather]" and is confident that he will be a world champion at further weight classes.

Jake Paul has listed Tyson Fury as his pound-for-pound best fighter in the world (Getty Images)

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He also took aim at The Ring Magazine 's pound-for-pound list, which includes Vasyl Lomachenko ahead of Haney despite him not holding any belts with any major governing bodies. “Shakur Stevenson making easy work of everyone in his weight class and knocking down Valdez is such a statement," Paul added. "He gives me young Floyd flashbacks.

“Moving on, y’all can’t have your lists with people like Vasyl Lomachenko who doesn’t even hold a belt in that weight class which puts Devin Haney on this actually good list that is the real pound-for-pound list moving forward. Also it’s a sin to have someone who just lost on your list. How can you not have undisputed champions on your lists?! Y’all are goofy. Which puts Jermell Charlo in at No.8.

“David Benavidez is being ducked by everyone in his weight class and has obliterated top level talent which puts him on the list as arguably one of the most feared people in the sport. Not a big enough name for them to risk losing. Wait till MVP gets behind him! Naoya Inoue self explanatory."

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