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Max: McCline moves up heavyweight ladder with win

Updated: December 4, 2001, 5:49 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

Jameel McCline must now be considered a top-five contender for the heavyweight championship of the world. Here's a guy who only started training to be a fighter seven years ago. A guy who six fights ago was stinking out third-tier opposition. A guy who five months ago was not among the top 20 heavyweights in the world. His learning curve is obviously steep.

Michael Grant had only lost one fight in his career, and that loss was to Lennox Lewis, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. ...

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