So with the recent comments of Emanuel Steward claiming Tyson Fury will be heavyweight boxings next big star it got me to thinking about who we can expect to be the future of the heavyweight division. I've done a little research and came up with a few names who are regarded as good propsects at heavyweight.
Tyson Fury: Fury is 6' 9", undefeated in 13 fights with 9 knockouts. He is said to be a good talker and this has helped elevate his reputation. With a man like Steward in his camp it can only help him.
Deontay Wilder: Our biggest homegrown hope for the future who carries an unblemished 14 straight wins with 14 knockouts. So far his level of competition hasn't been strong but Breland is moving him along slowly.
Gerber: A 22 year old German heavyweight undefeated in 13 fights with 9 knockouts. Rated highly in Germany and expected to step up in class this year.
Flo Simba: A bit of a sensation in South Africa Simba has 9 wins and 8 knockouts but has not yet been tested. Known as the Demolition Man he is expected to train and fight in the US this year.
Carlos Negron: This 6' 6" Puerto Rican currently boxes as a cruiserweight but it expected to move up shortly. He is 22 years old undefeated in 11 fights and has 7 knockouts.
Seth Mitchell: Standing quite small at 6' 2", Mayhem is undefeated in 20 fights and has 14 knockouts. His most recent victory was an impressive 5th round knockout over Taurus Sykes.
Lateef Kayode: Another cruiserweight but a man who has linked up with Freddie Roach, this Nigerian has compiled an undefeated record of 15 wins and 14 knockouts but has stopped everybody since his pro debut.
There are probably many more exciting prospects for the heavyweight future and I'm sure you guys can all add to the list and express any insight you may have?