Boxing pound-for-pound rankings: The return of 'The Gypsy King' Tyson Fury shakes up Top 10

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Tyson Fury sits on his throne before entering the ring prior to the WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Tyson Fury announced Tuesday he's coming out of his brief retirement to face Derek Chisora. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

When WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury repeatedly insisted before and in the days after his April 23 KO of Dillian Whyte that he was retired for good, it seemed unlikely he was serious but he was adamant.

So he was removed from the Yahoo Sports pound-for-pound rankings.

But on Tuesday, "The Gypsy King" made an announcement on social media indicating he plans to return, so he’s back into the rankings. That’s causing quite the shakeup, because it’s knocking not just one, but two fighters out of the Top 10.

Undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo and WBC flyweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez were tied for 10th. Inserting Fury at No. 5, though, pushes everyone down a slot and moves Charlo and Rodriguez out.

They are both close, as are several other fighters and there could be movement when one of them fights again.

Boxing pound-for-pound rankings as of Aug. 9

1. Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), WBO welterweight champion. Previous Ranking: 1

2. Naoya Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs), IBF-WBA-WBC bantamweight champion. PR: 2

3. Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), Undisputed super middleweight champion. PR: 3

4. Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs), IBF-WBA-WBC welterweight champion. PR: 4

5. Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), WBC heavyweight champion. Previously unranked (retired).

6. Shakur Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs), WBO super featherweight champion. PR: 5

7. Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), IBF-WBA-WBO heavyweight champion. PR: 6

8. Gervonta Davis, (27-0, 25 KOs), WBA lightweight champion. PR: 7

9. Vasiliy Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs), lightweight contender. PR: 8

10. Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs), WBA light heavyweight champion. PR: 9

(Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)
Yahoo Sports boxing pound-for-pound rankings. (Graphic by Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)