The top of the heavyweight division in boxing has been held by the same names for some time. Tyson Fury is considered by many to be the best heavyweight in the world in the past few years, and Oleksandr Usyk is equally in that story.
Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Andy Ruiz are one step lower, but they have also been near the top for some time, and all three have held world titles. Joseph Parker, Luis Ortiz, Dillian Whyte, and Derek Chisora have also been in the top 10 for a long time, and it's time for some new names to stand out.
Dave Adeleye is the future of this division
Joe Joyce, Filip Hrgovic, and Daniel Dubois are currently in the lead, and boxers like Frank Sanchez, Martin Bakole, Otto Wallin, Jared Anderson, etc. are getting closer to the top.
However, if you ask Tyson Fury, he pointed out one name that is still waiting to break through a slightly bigger scene. “Listen, Dave Adeleye is the future of this division, and I told him the other night in the changing rooms,” said Fury when speaking to BT Sport “I said, ‘you’ve got to believe in yourself Dave because you’re going to take over the division, mate.’” “He is great sparring, very good sparring.
If he was no good to me, I wouldn’t bring him into training camps but he’s excellent work, so I keep bringing him in since the second Wilder fight. “I keep bringing him in time and time again, he keeps learning, he keeps listening and he can be the next Lancaster Bomber I think, for sure”.
David Adeleye (10-0, 9 KOs) is a very talented British boxer of Nigerian roots. He was born in 1996, is 194 centimeters tall, and has ten victories behind him in as many appearances. He made his last appearance last weekend and defeated Elvis Garcia (9-3-0) by knockout in the second round.
Boxrec ranks him 78th among world heavyweights and 11th among British heavyweights. Adeleye is also happy with what he is getting in Fury's camp.