The UFC president, who is, of course, a massive fan of boxing, gave his take on the current landscape in boxing and in particular, the current buzz that surrounds the big men.
Last month’s stunning showdown between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. was something of a confirmation of where exactly heavyweight boxing stands at present.
A shock as unforgettable as any sporting moment of the decade so far, that, along with the instant-classic battle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, served to hammer home the fact that heavyweight is where the money is right now and with two huge rematches set to be contested in the near future, fans have every right to be positively giddy.
Speaking in a recent interview with BTSport, White expressed his excitement for the future of the heavyweight weight-class, which is attracting some serious attention right now after something of a quiet period in the last decade or so.
“Yeah, I wouldn’t say that I disagree with that you know [anking Tyson Fury #1]. He looked great in the Wilder fight. Wilder crushed him with that shot he hit him with and he actually got back up which is crazy.
“When Wilder hits people they don’t get back up. He actually did. That Wilder-Tyson fight is a fun fight. Yeah, I’d say he, [Fury] is number one right now. It would be tough to not call him number one.”
“Now, you got four exciting, explosive guys with great personalities. Real punching power to finish fights. It couldn’t be better.”